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Albany, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Albany fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher 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 September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Georgia 2.8% 0.0 -0.7
Albany 3.7% -0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 6,277 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Albany employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Albany, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Albany 2,437 -42 -576

Number of Unemployed Persons

Albany, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.8% 3.7% 2,437
August
2022
3.7% 2.8% 3.8% 2,479
July
2022
3.5% 2.8% 3.8% 2,482
June
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.9% 2,557
May
2022
3.6% 3.0% 4.0% 2,614
April
2022
3.6% 3.1% 4.0% 2,676
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

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.