Savannah Sees All-Time Low April Unemployment Rate

Staff Report

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Savannah recorded an all-time low unemployment rate of 2.4 percent in April, down eight-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 4.2 percent.

"As employers continue to fill their vacancies with qualified job seekers, we are encouraged to see many Georgians eager to return to the workforce," said Commissioner Mark Butler. "This dedication on the part of both employer and job seeker is what has enabled us to fill the demand for goods and services in record numbers across the state."

The labor force decreased in Savannah by 3,084 and ended the month with 200,607. That number is down 4,043 when compared to April of 2021.

Savannah finished the month with 195,805 employed residents. That number decreased by 1,340 over the month and is up by 7,515 when compared to the same time a year ago.

Savannah ended April with 198,400 jobs. That number decreased by 800 from March to April and is up by 10,800 when compared to this time last year.

The number of unemployment claims went down by 9 percent in Savannah in April. When compared to last April, claims were down by about 90 percent.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at showed about 9,110 active job postings in Savannah for April.