40.8% unemployed in Rome in 2017


40.8 percent of Rome residents between 16 and 65 years old were unemployed in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The percentage of unemployed residents was greater than the statewide total of 37.1 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total Rome population reached 28,018.

Out of 16,591 people who had a job, 16 were employed in the Armed Forces and 16,575 belonged to the civilian labor force.

The total unemployment numbers include residents of all ages who are not working.

Employment status in Rome for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
11,427
40.8
Employed
16,591
59.2
Employed in civilian labor force
16,575
59.2
Employed in armed forces
16
0.06

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