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Albany, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Albany rose 0.6 percentage points in July 2020 to 8.2%. 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 3.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in November 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 4.4 percentage points. You can also compare Albany unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Georgia 7.6% 0.0 +4.2
Albany 8.2% +0.6 +4.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August 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 8,509. There are now 3,223 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,508 in December 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,778. Albany employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Albany, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Albany 5,286 +483 +2,499

Number of Unemployed Persons

Albany, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 5.6%
July
2020
10.2% 7.6% 8.2% 5,286
June
2020
11.1% 7.6% 7.6% 4,803
May
2020
13.3% 9.4% 8.6% 5,431
April
2020
14.7% 12.6% 11.7% 7,321
March
2020
4.4% 4.6% 5.4% 3,643
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 4.0% 2,653
January
2020
3.6% 3.1% 3.9% 2,610
December
2019
3.5% 3.1% 3.8% 2,508
November
2019
3.5% 3.1% 3.8% 2,555
October
2019
3.6% 3.2% 3.9% 2,613
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 4.0% 2,675

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.