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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 2020 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Glens Falls peaked in March 2012 at 9.0% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in February 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Glens Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.4
New York 3.8% -0.1 -0.2
Glens Falls 4.3% -0.1 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2020 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 5,757. There are now 3,192 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,343 in March 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 222. Glens Falls employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Glens Falls, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Glens Falls 2,565 -27 +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
February
2020
3.5%
January
2020
3.6% 3.8% 4.3% 2,565
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.4% 2,592
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.3% 2,543
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 4.3% 2,565
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.3% 2,522
August
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.2% 2,489
July
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.0% 2,405
June
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.0% 2,378
May
2019
3.6% 4.0% 3.9% 2,378
April
2019
3.6% 4.0% 3.9% 2,352
March
2019
3.8% 4.0% 3.9% 2,343

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.