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Kingston, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Kingston fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2018 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Kingston peaked in June 2012 at 8.6% and is now 3.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in January 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Kingston 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
Kingston 4.7% 0.0 +0.1
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: Kingston, New York, National

Kingston, New York monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Kingston, New York Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Kingston peaked in June 2012 at 7,812. There are now 3,687 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,778 in January 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 347. Kingston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Kingston, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Kingston 4,125 -49 +77

Number of Unemployed Persons

Kingston, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployed
April
2018
3.9%
March
2018
4.1% 4.6% 4.7% 4,125
February
2018
4.1% 4.6% 4.7% 4,174
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 4.7% 4,135
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.7% 4,193
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.7% 4,198
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.7% 4,168
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 4.6% 4,131
August
2017
4.4% 4.7% 4.6% 4,094
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 4.5% 4,043
June
2017
4.3% 4.7% 4.5% 4,036
May
2017
4.3% 4.7% 4.6% 4,083

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.