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Capital Region jobless rate 3.2% in June

Capital Region jobless rate 3.2% in June

Albany-Schenectady-Troy had a 3.2% jobless rate in June, the second-lowest among metropolitan areas in New York
Capital Region jobless rate 3.2% in June
Unemployment rates in Capital Region counties in June 2018 vs June 2019.
Photographer: Kathryn Hume/Gazette Graphics

ALBANY — Albany-Schenectady-Troy had a 3.2% jobless rate in June, the second-lowest among metropolitan areas in New York, the state Department of Labor said Tuesday.

The preliminary unemployment statistics for counties statewide showed Columbia County lowest at 2.8% and Saratoga second at 2.9%. Bronx County was highest at 5.6%.

The estimates show that unemployment in each county in the Capital Region was lower in June 2019 than June 2018. 

But the actual number of employed people also was lower in all but one of the counties, suggesting that the number of unemployed people actively seeking work had decreased.

The following numbers show the county jobless rate and number of jobs in June 2019, and the change of each from June 2018:

  • Albany 3.3% -0.6% 153.5K -1.7K
  • Fulton 4.1% -0.4% 22.0K -0.3K
  • Montgomery 4.0% -0.6% 21.6K -0.1K
  • Rensselaer 3.3% -0.6% 78.4K -0.8K
  • Saratoga 2.9% -0.5% 115.1K -1.2K
  • Schenectady 3.4% -0.6% 73.5K -0.8K
  • Schoharie 3.7% -0.8% 14.1K 0.0K
  • Albany Metro 3.2% -0.6% 434.7K -4.6K
  • New York state 3.8% -0.3% 9.2M -59.7K
  • United States 3.8% -0.4% 157.8M +1.4M
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