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Albany, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Albany fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2021 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Albany peaked in January 2010 at 12.2% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Albany unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Georgia 2.8% -0.3 -2.8
Albany 3.6% -0.1 -3.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 6,410 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Albany employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Albany, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Albany 2,304 -86 -2,285

Number of Unemployed Persons

Albany, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 2.8% 3.6% 2,304
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 3.7% 2,390
September
2021
4.7% 3.3% 3.7% 2,431
August
2021
5.2% 3.5% 3.8% 2,475
July
2021
5.4% 3.7% 3.7% 2,417
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 5.6% 3,729
May
2021
5.8% 4.1% 5.7% 3,745
April
2021
6.0% 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
6.4% 5.1% 5.8% 3,801

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.