Savannah Sees an All-Time Low Unemployment Rate

Friday, October 29th, 2021

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Savannah recorded an all-time low unemployment rate of 2.4 percent, down seven-tenths of a percent over the month.  A year ago, the rate was 6.8 percent.

"We are seeing all-time low unemployment rates throughout the state of Georgia reflecting an economy that is continuing to rapidly recover,” said Commissioner Mark Butler. “We are working with employers across the state to post, recruit, and fill critical positions in preparation for a strong holiday employment season.”

The labor force decreased in Savannah by 822 and ended the month with 198,724. That number is up 13,323 when compared to September of 2020.

Savannah finished the month with 193,876 employed residents.  That number increased by 434 over the month and is up by 20,992 when compared to the same time a year ago.

Savannah ended September with 192,100 jobs. That number decreased 1,000 from August to September but increased by 13,000 when compared to this time last year.

The number of unemployment claims went down by 45 percent in Savannah in September. When compared to last September, claims were down by about 91 percent.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at showed about 5,988 active job postings in Savannah for September.

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