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Albany, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Albany fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Albany peaked in April 2020 at 15.2% and is now 8.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.8% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.0 percentage points. You can also compare Albany unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Oregon 6.1% -0.1 +2.6
Albany 6.8% -0.1 +3.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 5,134 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,462 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 583.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Albany 4,045 -30 +1,823

Number of Unemployed Persons

Albany, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.1% 6.8% 4,045
January
2021
6.3% 6.2% 6.9% 4,075
December
2020
6.7% 6.3% 5.9% 3,541
November
2020
6.7% 6.6% 5.8% 3,462
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 6.9% 4,121
September
2020
7.8% 7.5% 8.3% 4,740
August
2020
8.4% 8.4% 8.1% 4,745
July
2020
10.2% 9.6% 10.0% 5,774
June
2020
11.1% 10.3% 10.8% 6,528
May
2020
13.3% 11.7% 13.5% 8,037
April
2020
14.8% 13.2% 15.2% 9,179

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.