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Albany, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Albany fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Albany peaked in January 2010 at 11.9% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in November 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 2.4 percentage points. You can also compare Albany unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Georgia 4.8% -0.3 +1.3
Albany 6.2% -0.1 +2.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 8,509. There are now 4,426 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,508 in December 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,575. Albany employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Albany, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Albany 4,083 -89 +1,430

Number of Unemployed Persons

Albany, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.8% 6.2% 4,083
January
2021
6.3% 5.1% 6.3% 4,172
December
2020
6.7% 5.3% 7.1% 4,674
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 7.0% 4,663
October
2020
6.9% 5.9% 5.7% 3,696
September
2020
7.8% 6.5% 7.5% 4,790
August
2020
8.4% 7.0% 6.6% 4,203
July
2020
10.2% 7.6% 8.4% 5,420
June
2020
11.1% 8.4% 7.6% 4,803
May
2020
13.3% 9.4% 8.6% 5,431
April
2020
14.8% 12.5% 11.7% 7,321

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.