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Albany, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Albany rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.2%. 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 12.0% and is now 7.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% 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 October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Georgia 3.6% -0.1 -0.9
Albany 4.2% +0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 8,573. There are now 5,678 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,778 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 117. Albany employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Albany, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Albany 2,895 +117 -652

Number of Unemployed Persons

Albany, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.6% 4.2% 2,895
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.1% 2,778
August
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.4% 3,001
July
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.5% 3,124
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.6% 3,202
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.5% 3,126
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.9% 3,344
March
2018
4.1% 4.4% 5.0% 3,444
February
2018
4.1% 4.4% 5.1% 3,518
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 5.0% 3,477
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.1% 3,484

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.