Augusta Sees All-Time Low April Unemployment Rate

Staff Report

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Augusta recorded an all-time low unemployment rate of 2.8 percent in April, down eight-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 3.9 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 Augusta by 581 and ended the month with 267,422. That number is down 1,544 when compared to April of 2021.

Augusta finished the month with 260,032 employed residents. That number increased by 1,651 over the month and is up by 1,567 when compared to the same time a year ago.

Augusta ended April with 242,500 jobs. That number is up 2,200 from March to April and increased by 3,800 when compared to this time last year.

The number of unemployment claims went up by 6 percent in Augusta in April. When compared to last April, claims were down by about 82 percent.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at showed about 7,598 active job postings in Augusta for April.