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Albany, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Albany fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2019 to 4.7%. 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 11.9% and is now 7.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Albany unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
Georgia 3.8% -0.1 -0.3
Albany 4.7% -0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 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 8,508. There are now 5,359 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,107 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 42. Albany employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Albany, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Albany 3,149 -77 -117

Number of Unemployed Persons

Albany, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.7% 3,149
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.8% 3,226
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.8% 3,243
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.8% 3,238
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.7% 3,130
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.6% 3,124
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.6% 3,111
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.6% 3,107
August
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.7% 3,117
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.7% 3,142
June
2018
4.0% 3.9% 4.7% 3,183

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.