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Albany, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Albany fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Albany peaked in January 2010 at 12.0% and is now 6.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.1% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Albany unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Georgia 4.4% -0.1 -0.8
Albany 5.1% 0.0 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 8,575. There are now 5,037 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,449 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 89. Albany employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Albany, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Albany 3,538 +48 -644

Number of Unemployed Persons

Albany, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1% 4.4%
February
2018
4.1% 4.4% 5.1% 3,538
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 5.1% 3,490
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.2% 3,554
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.3% 3,604
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.1% 3,449
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 5.2% 3,468
August
2017
4.4% 4.5% 5.5% 3,658
July
2017
4.3% 4.6% 5.5% 3,693
June
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.7% 3,846
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 6.0% 4,030
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 6.1% 4,109

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.