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Kingston, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Kingston fell 0.8 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.2 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Kingston peaked in April 2020 at 15.4% and is now 10.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Kingston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
New York 8.4% -0.8 +4.5
Kingston 5.2% -0.8 +1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 13,589. There are now 9,023 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 November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Kingston 4,566 -589 +1,146

Number of Unemployed Persons

Kingston, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 8.4% 5.2% 4,566
October
2020
6.9% 9.2% 6.0% 5,155
September
2020
7.8% 9.7% 5.8% 5,116
August
2020
8.4% 12.5% 9.1% 8,343
July
2020
10.2% 15.9% 12.3% 11,375
June
2020
11.1% 15.6% 11.4% 10,121
May
2020
13.3% 14.5% 11.3% 10,146
April
2020
14.8% 15.3% 15.4% 13,589
March
2020
4.4% 4.1% 4.1% 3,680
February
2020
3.5% 3.7% 3.7% 3,274
January
2020
3.5% 3.8% 3.8% 3,352

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.