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Albany, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Albany fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2019 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Albany peaked in January 2010 at 12.0% and is now 7.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Albany unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Georgia 3.9% +0.1 -0.3
Albany 4.8% -0.3 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Albany, Georgia, National

Albany, Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Albany, Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Albany peaked in January 2010 at 8,573. There are now 5,318 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,778 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 477. Albany employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Albany, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Albany 3,255 -240 -263

Number of Unemployed Persons

Albany, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.9%
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.8% 3,255
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 5.1% 3,495
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.7% 3,207
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.5% 3,062
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.2% 2,899
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.1% 2,778
August
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.4% 3,001
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.5% 3,124
June
2018
4.0% 3.9% 4.6% 3,202
May
2018
3.8% 4.0% 4.5% 3,126
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.9% 3,344

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.