Georgia Unemployment Rate
Understanding the unemployment rate within the United States is an important factor in also understanding the overall economy. For example, the jobless rate, as it is also called, does not necessarily foreshadow future occurrences or trends. However, analyzing the unemployment rate data can contribute to budgetary determinations, such as the unemployment insurance program, and whether the state is declared as in recession. As it stands, the unemployment rate as of May 2017 in the United States is currently at 4.4 percent, which is about 0.6 percent lower than early 2016.