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Albany, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Albany fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Albany peaked in January 2010 at 12.2% and is now 8.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Albany unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Georgia 3.1% 0.0 -1.2
Albany 4.1% 0.0 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 8,714. There are now 6,037 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Albany employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Albany, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Albany 2,677 -60 -1,265

Number of Unemployed Persons

Albany, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.1% 4.1% 2,677
March
2022
3.6% 3.1% 4.1% 2,737
February
2022
3.8% 3.2% 4.2% 2,737
January
2022
4.0% 3.2% 4.2% 2,777
December
2021
3.9% 3.3% 4.4% 2,880
November
2021
4.2% 3.3% 4.4% 2,860
October
2021
4.6% 3.4% 4.4% 2,875
September
2021
4.7% 3.5% 4.6% 3,013
August
2021
5.2% 3.7% 4.9% 3,206
July
2021
5.4% 3.9% 5.2% 3,419
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 5.5% 3,616

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.