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Kingston, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Kingston fell 0.1 percentage points in January 2019 to 3.4%. 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 June 2012 at 8.6% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in November 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Kingston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.0% +0.1 -0.1
New York 3.9% 0.0 -0.6
Kingston 3.4% -0.1 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2019 data as February 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 4,704 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,103 in November 2018, 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 January 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Kingston 3,108 -114 -1,027

Number of Unemployed Persons

Kingston, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployed
February
2019
3.8% 3.9%
January
2019
4.0% 3.9% 3.4% 3,108
December
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.5% 3,222
November
2018
3.7% 3.9% 3.4% 3,103
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 3.6% 3,234
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.7% 3,314
August
2018
3.8% 3.9% 3.9% 3,464
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.9% 3,434
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.0% 3,572
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.2% 3,672
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.6% 4,039
March
2018
4.0% 4.4% 4.7% 4,125

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.