Rensselaer County, NY monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Rensselaer County, NY monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Rensselaer County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Rensselaer County had a 2.3% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 0.7 percentage point decrease from a month ago. New York reported a 3.9% unemployment rate in May, which is the ninth highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Albany, NY metropolitan area was 2.3%. Albany has the 194th lowest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in New York
#1. Bronx County: 7.0%
#2. Kings County: 5.6%
#3. Hamilton County: 5.4%
#4. Richmond County: 5.1%
#5. Queens County: 4.7%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in New York
#1. Tompkins County: 2.0%
#2. Columbia County: 2.1%
#2. Rockland County: 2.1%
#2. Saratoga County: 2.1%
#5. Nassau County: 2.2%

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