Overall unemployment rate stayed flat at 3.2% with the biggest shift in Business Services, which gained 600 roles, based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the Savannah, GA market rose by 764 jobs in March and the unemployment rate stayed flat. The national unemployment rate decreased by 39 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Savannah, 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 17.8% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Savannah, GA Unemployment March 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.7% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 48,000; +200
  • Business Services: 28,700; +600
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 27,000; +500
  • Education & Healthcare: 26,600; +100
  • Government: 23,600; -100
  • Manufacturing: 18,300; -100
  • Construction, Mining: 8,500; +100
  • Other Jobs: 7,500; no change
  • Financial Services: 6,700; no change
  • IT & Development: 3,700; no change
Savannah, 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.