These Are The 10 Cities In Georgia With The Lowest Unemployment Rate

by Chris Kolmar
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If you find yourself dissatisfied with where your career is, but not your home, you might be looking for a new job within your community — but how hard will finding one be in your hometown? To help, we present to you the cities in Georgia with the strongest job markets by unemployment rates.

Many people live where they do because a job brought them there, but if you’re trying to live up to a millennial stereotype and move to Georgia for some arbitrary reason… or even looking for a new job or moving to a state first and getting a job after, then the job market’s strength is especially important for you.

Well we went to the source of all things demographic data – the Census – to figure out which cities have the lowest unemployment. We set a threshold of city population and found data for each city in the Peach State and crunched the numbers to find the cream of the crop:

  1. Brookhaven
  2. Milton(Jobs)
  3. Pooler(Jobs)
  4. Suwanee(Jobs)
  5. Alpharetta(Jobs)
  6. Roswell(Jobs)
  7. Woodstock(Jobs)
  8. Calhoun(Jobs)
  9. Gainesville(Jobs)
  10. Chamblee(Jobs)

Even if you’re an employer looking for a strong community to relocate to, a highly employed population is a powerful indicator of a community’s overall health. And, in that regard, Brookhaven takes the cake as the place in Georgia with the lowest unemployment rate.

Read on to see how we help you identify those places in Georgia that have the most robust job force.

Or for more Georgia job information, check out:

How We Determined The Cities In Georgia With The Lowest Unemployment Rates

Before we could dive into what Georgia’s most employed cities were, we needed to know where to look in the first place. We settled upon any place with over 10,000 people and data available for our criteria.

This left us with 83 places in Georgia.

We then looked at the unemployment rates to determine the cream from the crop when it comes to low unemployment, and our data comes directly from the latest American Community Survey from the Census.

We thought the rate alone was representative of the current state of each city’s job market with the potential for a person to get a job there, whether they were making an intrastate, interstate, or intercity job transfer.

We ranked all the cities for the criteria from one to 83 with one being the “most employed city in Georgia”. Where there was a tie, the winner went to the bigger city.

If your city or town isn’t among the top ten, jump down to the bottom of the post to see a detailed chart. Otherwise, learn more about how the top ten cities achieved their potential.

1. Brookhaven

Brookhaven, Georgia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 50,181
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Brookhaven comes in at the top of our list, taking the cake and not sharing a bit of it with only 3.9 percent unemployment, easily blowing away the competition as the top contender.

Certain perks come with being the gold medalist like always having a job.

2. Milton

Milton, Georgia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 34,874
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
You might say that second place is actually the first place loser, but Milton doesn’t… because it doesn’t look nearly as good on a dating profile as as “first runner-up” or “silver medalist”.

3. Pooler

Pooler, Georgia

Source: Flickr

Population: 20,646
Unemployment Rate: 4.9%
And rounding out our champions’ podium is Pooler, earning the bronze medal with a score of 4.9 percent in the unemployment rate category.

4. Suwanee

Suwanee, Georgia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,648
Unemployment Rate: 5.1%
Following right behind in the number four slot is Suwanee. With a population of 16648 residents, Suwanee is a solid place to move in Georgia if you plan on getting your career search started.

5. Alpharetta

Alpharetta, Georgia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 60,903
Unemployment Rate: 5.5%
The coveted #5 spot has fallen to the residents in Alpharetta. Numbering around 60903 people, this city is doing it big with decidedly desirable unemployment rate of 5.5%.

I’m really happy for them, you know, what with their stable careers and all.

6. Roswell

Roswell, Georgia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 92,364
Unemployment Rate: 5.6%
The city of Roswell is coming in at #6 with some solid numbers — not enough to blow you away, but enough to make you think twice about moving to another city you were thinking of just because of the dog parks.

7. Woodstock

Woodstock, Georgia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,672
Unemployment Rate: 5.7%
Taking the bittersweet #7 spot is the town of Woodstock. With a unemployment rate of 5.7 percent, this city is doing big things like a boss — like the one that’ll be hiring you in this solid job market.

8. Calhoun

Calhoun, Georgia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,837
Unemployment Rate: 5.7%
Coming in at #8, Calhoun has a job market strong enough to tempt people away from some of Georgia’s flashier cities where the unemployment rate isn’t as competitive.

9. Gainesville

Gainesville, Georgia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 34,938
Unemployment Rate: 5.7%
Finishing strong at #9 the town of Gainesville, where the unemployment rate is strong enough to keep this city, which is not at allknown as “The City of Hopes and Dreams”, but should consider adopting it.

10. Chamblee

Chamblee, Georgia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,835
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Rounding out our list and coming in at #10 is the city of Chamblee, Georgia. Don’t forget, just because it’s last place in this top ten list, that’s still out of 83.

Chamblee’s parents are still proud of its life choices.

There You Have It – Unemployment Across Georgia

There you have it folks, the Ten Cities With the Lowest Unemployment in the state of {state}. They have the numbers and jobs to back it up.

If you’re just dying to move to the {nickname} and feel like throwing caution to the wind and moving-first- getting-employed-later, stick to the cities in our top ten.

If you’d like more information on different cities and states around the U.S. be sure to visit to have all of your questions answered — and if you’re a recent college graduate thinking about moving states, check out which states college grads tend to stay in and which states they abandon.

Here’s a quick look are the places in Georgia with the highest unemployment rate:

  1. Americus
  2. Cordele
  3. Albany

Detailed List Of Cities With The Lowest Unemployment In Georgia

City Rank Unemployment
Brookhaven 1 3.9%
Milton 2 4.1%
Pooler 3 4.9%
Suwanee 4 5.1%
Alpharetta 5 5.5%
Roswell 6 5.6%
Woodstock 7 5.7%
Calhoun 8 5.7%
Gainesville 9 5.7%
Chamblee 10 6.0%
Tifton 11 6.1%
Sandy Springs 12 6.2%
Decatur 13 6.2%
Douglas 14 6.6%
Cartersville 15 6.8%
Bainbridge 16 6.8%
Smyrna 17 6.9%
Kennesaw 18 6.9%
Dunwoody 19 7.0%
Peachtree Corners 20 7.1%
Kingsland 21 7.1%
Peachtree City 22 7.2%
Buford 23 7.3%
Dublin 24 7.5%
Norcross 25 7.7%
Fayetteville 26 7.8%
Johns Creek 27 7.8%
Doraville 28 7.9%
Fairburn 29 8.0%
Richmond Hill 30 8.2%
Newnan 31 8.3%
Duluth 32 8.3%
Canton 33 8.7%
Lilburn 34 8.8%
Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (Balance) 35 9.2%
St. Marys 36 9.5%
Loganville 37 9.5%
Moultrie 38 9.6%
Sugar Hill 39 9.6%
Acworth 40 10.0%
Waycross 41 10.0%
Dalton 42 10.0%
Marietta 43 10.2%
Columbus 44 11.0%
Warner Robins 45 11.2%
Lawrenceville 46 11.2%
Snellville 47 11.4%
Covington 48 11.5%
Atlanta 49 11.5%
Villa Rica 50 11.6%
Douglasville 51 11.6%
Jesup 52 11.6%
Dallas 53 11.7%
Stockbridge 54 11.9%
Winder 55 11.9%
Carrollton 56 12.0%
Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government (Balance) 57 12.0%
Mcdonough 58 12.1%
Rome 59 12.2%
Powder Springs 60 12.2%
Savannah 61 12.3%
Statesboro 62 12.6%
Conyers 63 12.8%
Milledgeville 64 12.8%
Hinesville 65 12.8%
Monroe 66 12.9%
Griffin 67 13.2%
Thomasville 68 13.3%
Lagrange 69 13.4%
Brunswick 70 13.4%
Grovetown 71 13.6%
Vidalia 72 13.6%
Perry 73 13.6%
Forest Park 74 14.1%
Union City 75 14.2%
Valdosta 76 14.6%
College Park 77 15.7%
Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Unified Government 78 16.5%
Riverdale 79 16.5%
East Point 80 17.1%
Albany 81 19.0%
Cordele 82 19.9%
Americus 83 22.3%
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