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Glens Falls, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Glens Falls fell 0.0 percentage points in January 2021 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 4.0 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Glens Falls peaked in April 2020 at 15.8% and is now 11.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.7% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Glens Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
New York 8.8% +0.1 +5.0
Glens Falls 4.8% 0.0 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 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 April 2020 at 9,237. There are now 6,430 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,663 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 144. Glens Falls employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Glens Falls, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Glens Falls 2,807 +89 +218

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
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 8.9%
January
2021
6.3% 8.8% 4.8% 2,807
December
2020
6.7% 8.7% 4.8% 2,718
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 4.7% 2,663
October
2020
6.9% 8.7% 5.9% 3,318
September
2020
7.8% 10.0% 5.9% 3,314
August
2020
8.4% 11.7% 9.3% 5,348
July
2020
10.2% 14.7% 12.3% 7,152
June
2020
11.1% 15.0% 11.8% 6,672
May
2020
13.3% 15.7% 11.8% 7,027
April
2020
14.8% 16.2% 15.8% 9,237

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.