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Kingston, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Kingston fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Kingston peaked in April 2020 at 17.5% and is now 14.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in March 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
New York 4.5% -0.1 -3.3
Kingston 3.2% 0.0 -2.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 12,186 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Kingston 2,764 -52 -1,861

Number of Unemployed Persons

Kingston, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployment Rate
Kingston
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.5% 3.2% 2,764
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
October
2021
4.6% 5.7% 3.8% 3,308
September
2021
4.7% 6.0% 4.1% 3,513
August
2021
5.2% 6.6% 4.4% 3,767
July
2021
5.4% 6.9% 4.7% 4,031
June
2021
5.9% 7.4% 4.9% 4,268

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.