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Kingston, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Kingston fell 0.2 percentage points in September 2018 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Kingston peaked in June 2012 at 8.6% and is now 4.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Kingston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% -0.2 -0.5
New York 4.1% -0.1 -0.6
Kingston 3.7% -0.2 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2018 data as October 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 4,494 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 September 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Kingston 3,318 -146 -813

Number of Unemployed Persons

Kingston, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployed
October
2018
3.7% 4.0%
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.7% 3,318
August
2018
3.9% 4.2% 3.9% 3,464
July
2018
3.9% 4.3% 3.9% 3,434
June
2018
4.0% 4.5% 4.0% 3,572
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 4.2% 3,672
April
2018
3.9% 4.6% 4.6% 4,039
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

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.