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Albany, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Albany fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.6%. 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 14.7% and is now 10.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in April 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Albany unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Oregon 4.0% 0.0 0.0
Albany 4.6% 0.0 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 May 2009 at 8,324. There are now 5,610 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,676 in June 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 38.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Albany 2,714 -8 +16

Number of Unemployed Persons

Albany, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.0%
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.6% 2,714
June
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.6% 2,722
May
2019
3.6% 4.2% 4.7% 2,770
April
2019
3.6% 4.3% 4.9% 2,863
March
2019
3.8% 4.4% 4.9% 2,895
February
2019
3.8% 4.4% 4.9% 2,906
January
2019
4.0% 4.3% 4.9% 2,884
December
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.9% 2,845
November
2018
3.7% 4.3% 4.9% 2,849
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.8% 2,837

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.