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Kingston, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Kingston fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Kingston peaked in April 2020 at 17.5% and is now 14.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in May 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Kingston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
New York 4.3% -0.4 -1.7
Kingston 3.1% -0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 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 April 2020 at 14,950. There are now 12,198 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,730 in June 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 22. Kingston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Kingston, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Kingston 2,752 -17 -761

Number of Unemployed Persons

Kingston, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.3% 3.1% 2,752
August
2022
3.7% 4.7% 3.2% 2,769
July
2022
3.5% 4.3% 3.1% 2,737
June
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.1% 2,730
May
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.1% 2,751
April
2022
3.6% 4.5% 3.2% 2,762
March
2022
3.6% 4.6% 3.2% 2,816
February
2022
3.8% 4.9% 3.3% 2,886
January
2022
4.0% 5.3% 3.5% 3,043
December
2021
3.9% 5.4% 3.8% 3,274
November
2021
4.2% 5.4% 3.8% 3,259

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.