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Albany, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Albany fell 2.5 percentage points in August 2020 to 7.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Albany peaked in April 2020 at 15.2% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Albany unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 8.4% -1.8 +4.7
Oregon 7.7% -2.7 +4.1
Albany 7.5% -2.5 +3.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2020 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Albany, Oregon, National

Albany, Oregon monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Albany, Oregon Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Albany peaked in April 2020 at 9,179. There are now 4,845 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Albany 4,334 -1,440 +1,890

Number of Unemployed Persons

Albany, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployed
September
2020
7.9%
August
2020
8.4% 7.7% 7.5% 4,334
July
2020
10.2% 10.4% 10.0% 5,774
June
2020
11.1% 11.6% 10.8% 6,528
May
2020
13.3% 14.3% 13.5% 8,037
April
2020
14.7% 14.9% 15.2% 9,179
March
2020
4.4% 3.5% 3.8% 2,257
February
2020
3.5% 3.3% 3.8% 2,222
January
2020
3.6% 3.3% 3.8% 2,239
December
2019
3.5% 3.4% 3.6% 2,113
November
2019
3.5% 3.4% 3.7% 2,182
October
2019
3.6% 3.4% 3.9% 2,263

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.