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Kingston, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Kingston fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Kingston peaked in April 2020 at 16.9% and is now 12.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Kingston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
New York 6.6% -0.3 -2.1
Kingston 4.6% -0.2 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 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 13,886. There are now 10,017 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Kingston 3,869 -203 -931

Number of Unemployed Persons

Kingston, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 6.6% 4.6% 3,869
October
2021
4.6% 6.9% 4.8% 4,072
September
2021
4.7% 7.1% 5.0% 4,224
August
2021
5.2% 7.4% 5.1% 4,383
July
2021
5.4% 7.6% 5.3% 4,492
June
2021
5.9% 7.7% 5.4% 4,601
May
2021
5.8% 7.8% 5.5% 4,698
April
2021
6.0% 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
6.4% 8.8% 5.3% 4,581

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.