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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 March 2018 to 5.1%. 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 February 2012 at 9.1% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.5% in January 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Glens Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.4
New York 4.6% 0.0 -0.1
Glens Falls 5.1% -0.1 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2018 data as April 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 2,749 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,775 in January 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 303. Glens Falls employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Glens Falls, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Glens Falls 3,078 -62 +219

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
April
2018
3.9%
March
2018
4.1% 4.6% 5.1% 3,078
February
2018
4.1% 4.6% 5.2% 3,140
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.2% 3,199
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.2% 3,148
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.1% 3,109
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.1% 3,100
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 5.2% 3,158
August
2017
4.4% 4.7% 5.3% 3,183
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.2% 3,119
June
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.1% 3,073
May
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.1% 3,075

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.