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Albany, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Albany fell 1.9 percentage points in July 2021 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Albany peaked in January 2010 at 12.2% and is now 8.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Albany unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Georgia 3.7% -0.3 -3.9
Albany 3.7% -1.9 -4.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 8,714. There are now 6,325 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Albany employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Albany, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Albany 2,389 -1,340 -3,069

Number of Unemployed Persons

Albany, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 3.7% 3.7% 2,389
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 5.6% 3,729
May
2021
5.8% 4.1% 5.7% 3,745
April
2021
6.1% 4.3% 5.8% 3,798
March
2021
6.0% 4.5% 5.8% 3,817
February
2021
6.2% 4.8% 5.9% 3,853
January
2021
6.3% 5.1% 5.8% 3,801
December
2020
6.7% 5.3% 6.8% 4,475
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 6.9% 4,589
October
2020
6.9% 5.9% 7.1% 4,719
September
2020
7.8% 6.5% 7.5% 4,855

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.