Capital Region

Capital Region jobless rate estimated at 10.5% for June

Albany area's unemployment rate second-lowest in state as it emerges from COVID-19 shutdown
A food distribution event in Milton June 15
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A food distribution event in Milton June 15

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ALBANY — The Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area had an estimated 10.5% unemployment rate in June, the state Department of Labor reported Tuesday.

It was the second-lowest rate among the state’s 15 metro area, after Ithaca (8.9%).

New York City, hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and the last region of the state to begin reopening its economy, had the highest jobless rate: 20.4%.

The state as a whole had an estimated 15.6% jobless rate in June.

Across the greater Capital Region, here are the individual county-level unemployment rates:

  • Albany 10.4%
  • Fulton 11.3%
  • Montgomery 11.6%
  • Rensselaer 9.9%
  • Saratoga 10.2%
  • Schenectady 11.7%
  • Schoharie 9.3%
  • Warren 11.6%
  • Washington 9.8%

The Albany metro area’s 10.5% June unemployment rate was triple the 3.5% rate in June 2019.

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