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Albany, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Albany fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Albany peaked in May 2009 at 14.1% and is now 9.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in December 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Albany unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Oregon 3.7% -0.1 -2.2
Albany 4.3% 0.0 -2.1
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: 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 8,015. There are now 5,389 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Albany 2,626 -23 -1,228

Number of Unemployed Persons

Albany, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.7% 4.3% 2,626
March
2022
3.6% 3.8% 4.3% 2,649
February
2022
3.8% 4.0% 4.4% 2,718
January
2022
4.0% 4.2% 4.6% 2,814
December
2021
3.9% 4.2% 4.7% 2,874
November
2021
4.2% 4.2% 4.7% 2,850
October
2021
4.6% 4.4% 4.7% 2,850
September
2021
4.7% 4.5% 4.9% 2,952
August
2021
5.2% 4.9% 5.1% 3,111
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 5.5% 3,308
June
2021
5.9% 5.4% 5.8% 3,512

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.