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Kingston, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Kingston fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.3 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Kingston peaked in April 2020 at 16.9% and is now 11.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.2% in December 2020, 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
New York 7.6% -0.1 -7.1
Kingston 5.3% -0.1 -6.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 April 2020 at 13,886. There are now 9,383 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Kingston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Kingston, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Kingston 4,503 -98 -5,727

Number of Unemployed Persons

Kingston, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 7.6% 5.3% 4,503
June
2021
5.9% 7.7% 5.4% 4,601
May
2021
5.8% 7.8% 5.5% 4,698
April
2021
6.1% 8.2% 5.6% 4,797
March
2021
6.0% 8.4% 5.6% 4,800
February
2021
6.2% 8.9% 5.4% 4,695
January
2021
6.3% 8.8% 5.3% 4,581
December
2020
6.7% 8.7% 5.2% 4,527
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 5.6% 4,800
October
2020
6.9% 8.7% 6.0% 5,133
September
2020
7.8% 10.0% 6.5% 5,529

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.