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Kingston, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Kingston rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Kingston peaked in May 2012 at 8.6% and is now 5.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Kingston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
New York 4.0% 0.0 0.0
Kingston 3.5% +0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 May 2012 at 7,810. There are now 4,725 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,080 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 5. Kingston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Kingston, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Kingston 3,085 +5 -223

Number of Unemployed Persons

Kingston, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployed
August
2019
3.7%
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 3.5% 3,085
June
2019
3.7% 4.0% 3.4% 3,080
May
2019
3.6% 4.0% 3.5% 3,127
April
2019
3.6% 3.9% 3.5% 3,121
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.5% 3,134
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.5% 3,138
January
2019
4.0% 3.9% 3.6% 3,205
December
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.6% 3,251
November
2018
3.7% 3.9% 3.6% 3,242
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 3.6% 3,224
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.6% 3,228

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.