Overall unemployment rate moved down to 2.8% with the biggest shift in Business Services, which gained 1,200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC market rose by 1,651 jobs in April and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 80 bps to 2.8%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 42 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC unemployment rate is 54 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 110 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in April versus prior month by 2.5% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Unemployment April 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.9% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 43,800; no change
  • Government: 43,600; +200
  • Education & Healthcare: 34,500; -400
  • Business Services: 33,600; +1,200
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 27,000; +500
  • Manufacturing: 23,900; +100
  • Construction, Mining: 18,800; +500
  • Other Jobs: 8,700; +100
  • Financial Services: 6,600; no change
  • IT & Development: 2,000; no change
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Unemployment by Industry April 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through April 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 1, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.