Overall unemployment rate stayed flat at 3.2% with the biggest shift in Business Services, which gained 3,000 roles, based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA market rose by 5,378 jobs in March and the unemployment rate stayed flat. The national unemployment rate decreased by 39 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA unemployment rate is 55 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 120 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in March versus prior month by 8.4% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Unemployment March 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.5% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 633,100; +2,000
  • Business Services: 586,200; +3,000
  • Education & Healthcare: 386,700; +2,000
  • Government: 333,400; +800
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 278,700; +2,100
  • Financial Services: 191,100; -900
  • Manufacturing: 174,700; +900
  • Construction, Mining: 133,000; +800
  • IT & Development: 117,800; +2,600
  • Other Jobs: 102,000; +1,200
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Unemployment by Industry March 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through March 2022 (Data published April 2022 and reports created on April 27, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.