Savannah Sees Hike In Unemployment Rate

Friday, January 28th, 2022

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Savannah recorded an unemployment rate of 2.3 percent, up two-tenths of a percent over the month.  A year ago, the rate was 5.8 percent. Despite this, Savannah saw all-time highs in labor force, number of employed, and jobs in the month of December.

“Job numbers are up across Georgia, and our focus in 2022 is encouraging people to enter the workforce to help businesses provide the goods and services necessary for Georgia’s economy to continue to grow,” said Commissioner Mark Butler.

The labor force saw an all-time high in Savannah of 791 and ended the month with 201,932. That number is up 6,205 when compared to December of 2020.

Savannah finished the month with an all-time high of 197,238 employed residents. That number increased 392 over the month and is up by 12,873 when compared to the same time a year ago.

Savannah ended December with an all-time high of 198,200 jobs. That number increased by 1,300 from November to December and is up by 11,800 when compared to this time last year.

The number of unemployment claims went up by 5 percent in Savannah in December. When compared to last December, claims were down by about 88 percent.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at showed about 7,526 active job postings in Savannah for December.