Capital Region jobless rate 4% in April

Unchanged from March
A "now hiring" sign.
A "now hiring" sign.

ALBANY — The Capital Region had a 4 percent unemployment rate in April, unchanged from March but slightly higher than the 3.9 percent jobless rate in April 2016.

The state Department of Labor announced the statistics Tuesday, and the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan area again enjoyed one of the lowest unemployment rates in New York state.

The statewide average jobless rate for metropolitan areas was 4.1 percent in April, and the average for counties outside designated metropolitan areas was 5.4 percent. Unemployment rates among the metro areas ranged from 3.8 percent (Ithaca) to 6.5 percent (Watertown).

For counties in and around the Capital Region, the following unemployment rates were reported for April 2017 and April 2016, respectively:

Albany 4.0 3.9
Fulton 5.6 5.8
Montgomery 5.5 5.6
Rensselaer 4.0 4,1
Saratoga 3.7 3.6
Schenectady 4.1 4.1
Schoharie 5.4 5.4

The April 2017 unemployment rate was 4.2 percent for the state and 4.1 percent for the nation as a whole.

Categories: Business, News, Schenectady County

Leave a Reply