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Glens Falls, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Glens Falls fell 0.1 percentage points in January 2019 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Glens Falls peaked in February 2012 at 9.1% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in November 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Glens Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.0% +0.1 -0.1
New York 3.9% 0.0 -0.6
Glens Falls 3.8% -0.1 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2019 data as February metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Glens Falls, New York, National

Glens Falls, New York monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Glens Falls, New York Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Glens Falls peaked in February 2010 at 5,827. There are now 3,465 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,343 in November 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 19. Glens Falls employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Glens Falls, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Glens Falls 2,362 -90 -837

Number of Unemployed Persons

Glens Falls, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Glens Falls
Unemployment Rate
Glens Falls
Unemployed
February
2019
3.8% 3.9%
January
2019
4.0% 3.9% 3.8% 2,362
December
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.9% 2,452
November
2018
3.7% 3.9% 3.8% 2,343
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.1% 2,524
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 4.2% 2,584
August
2018
3.8% 3.9% 4.5% 2,710
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.4% 2,634
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.6% 2,741
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.6% 2,780
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.1% 3,053
March
2018
4.0% 4.4% 5.1% 3,076

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.