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Glens Falls, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Glens Falls rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2023 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Glens Falls peaked in April 2020 at 17.1% and is now 13.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in April 2023, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Glens Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% 0.0 +0.3
New York 4.0% +0.1 0.0
Glens Falls 3.3% +0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2023 data as October 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 10,113. There are now 8,130 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,683 in April 2023, the number of unemployed has now grown by 300. Glens Falls employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Glens Falls, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
Glens Falls 1,983 +80 -132

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
October
2023
3.9% 4.2%
September
2023
3.8% 4.0% 3.3% 1,983
August
2023
3.8% 3.9% 3.2% 1,903
July
2023
3.5% 3.9% 3.1% 1,825
June
2023
3.6% 3.9% 3.0% 1,783
May
2023
3.7% 3.9% 2.9% 1,731
April
2023
3.4% 4.0% 2.8% 1,683
March
2023
3.5% 4.1% 2.9% 1,731
February
2023
3.6% 4.2% 3.1% 1,803
January
2023
3.4% 4.2% 3.2% 1,907
December
2022
3.5% 4.1% 3.4% 1,992
November
2022
3.6% 4.1% 3.4% 1,991

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.