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Albany, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Albany fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2019 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Albany peaked in January 2010 at 11.9% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Albany unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Georgia 3.4% -0.1 -0.3
Albany 4.0% -0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 data as November 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 8,508. There are now 5,843 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Albany employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Albany, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Albany 2,665 -81 -446

Number of Unemployed Persons

Albany, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 3.4% 4.0% 2,665
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 4.1% 2,746
August
2019
3.7% 3.6% 4.2% 2,816
July
2019
3.7% 3.6% 4.3% 2,882
June
2019
3.7% 3.7% 4.5% 3,007
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.6% 3,095
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.7% 3,149
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.8% 3,226
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.8% 3,243
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.8% 3,238
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.7% 3,130

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.