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Albany, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Albany fell 0.4 percentage points in July 2021 to 5.9%. 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 May 2009 at 14.1% and is now 8.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in October 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 2.0 percentage points. You can also compare Albany unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Oregon 5.2% -0.4 -4.4
Albany 5.9% -0.4 -3.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 April 2020 at 8,078. There are now 4,553 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Albany 3,525 -233 -1,561

Number of Unemployed Persons

Albany, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployment Rate
Albany
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 5.2% 5.9% 3,525
June
2021
5.9% 5.6% 6.3% 3,758
May
2021
5.8% 5.8% 6.6% 3,943
April
2021
6.1% 5.9% 6.7% 4,032
March
2021
6.0% 6.0% 6.9% 4,137
February
2021
6.2% 6.1% 7.1% 4,251
January
2021
6.3% 6.2% 7.4% 4,443
December
2020
6.7% 6.3% 6.5% 3,838
November
2020
6.7% 6.6% 6.7% 3,974
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 7.0% 4,149
September
2020
7.8% 7.5% 8.1% 4,823

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.