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Kingston, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Kingston fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2017 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Kingston peaked in June 2012 at 8.6% and is now 3.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in January 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Kingston 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
Kingston 4.7% -0.1 +0.2
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: Kingston, New York, National

Kingston, New York monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Kingston, New York Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Kingston peaked in June 2012 at 7,814. There are now 3,616 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,716 in March 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 482. Kingston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Kingston, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Kingston 4,198 -73 +240

Number of Unemployed Persons

Kingston, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployed
January
2018
4.1%
December
2017
4.1% 4.6% 4.7% 4,198
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.8% 4,271
October
2017
4.1% 4.8% 4.6% 4,063
September
2017
4.2% 4.9% 4.5% 3,970
August
2017
4.4% 4.8% 4.5% 3,965
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 4.4% 3,864
June
2017
4.3% 4.5% 4.5% 3,919
May
2017
4.3% 4.4% 4.5% 3,930
April
2017
4.4% 4.3% 4.5% 3,963
March
2017
4.5% 4.3% 4.2% 3,716
February
2017
4.7% 4.4% 4.4% 3,841

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.