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Glens Falls, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Glens Falls rose 0.2 percentage points in December 2017 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Glens Falls peaked in February 2012 at 9.1% and is now 3.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.0 percentage points. You can also compare Glens Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
New York 4.6% -0.1 -0.2
Glens Falls 5.3% +0.2 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2017 data as January metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Glens Falls, New York, National

Glens Falls, New York monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Glens Falls, New York Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Glens Falls peaked in February 2010 at 5,768. There are now 2,548 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,592 in March 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 628. Glens Falls employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Glens Falls, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Glens Falls 3,220 +71 +273

Number of Unemployed Persons

Glens Falls, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Glens Falls
Unemployment Rate
Glens Falls
Unemployed
January
2018
4.1%
December
2017
4.1% 4.6% 5.3% 3,220
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.1% 3,149
October
2017
4.1% 4.8% 5.0% 3,040
September
2017
4.2% 4.9% 5.1% 3,089
August
2017
4.4% 4.8% 5.2% 3,118
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.0% 2,990
June
2017
4.3% 4.5% 4.9% 2,931
May
2017
4.3% 4.4% 4.8% 2,882
April
2017
4.4% 4.3% 4.7% 2,843
March
2017
4.5% 4.3% 4.3% 2,592
February
2017
4.7% 4.4% 4.5% 2,730

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.