Macon Sees All-Time Low April Unemployment Rate

Staff Report

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Macon recorded an all-time low unemployment rate of 2.8 percent in April, down nine-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 4.7 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 Macon by 1,204 and ended the month with 103,193. That number is up 810 when compared to April of 2021.

Macon finished the month with 100,324 employed residents. That number decreased by 218 over the month and is up by 2,735 when compared to the same time a year ago.

Macon ended April with 103,200 jobs. That number is up by 100 from March to April and increased by 4,500 when compared to this time last year.

The number of unemployment claims went down by 8 percent in Macon in April. When compared to last April, claims were down by about 85 percent.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at showed about 3,633 active job postings in Macon for April.