Albany Sees a Drop in Unemployment Rate & Increase in Employed in July

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Albany saw a significant decrease in the unemployment rate over the month as the number of employed rose over 600 in July.  

"We are seeing positive labor market data across the state,” said Commissioner Butler. “The unemployment rate is down in every region, county, and metropolitan statistical area reflecting the strength of our state’s economy. Career opportunities remain high for job seekers as we continue to see rising jobs numbers in metro and rural areas throughout Georgia.”

In Albany, the unemployment rate was down two percentage points to 4.2 percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 8.9 percent.

The labor force decreased in Albany by 646 and ended the month with 65,336. That number is up 646 when compared to July of 2020.

Albany finished the month with 62,584 employed residents.  That number increased by 688 over the month and is up by 3,668 when compared to the same time a year ago.

Albany ended July with 59,800 jobs. That number increased by 200 from June to July and increased by 1,000 when compared to this time last year.  

The number of unemployment claims went down by 59 percent in Albany in July. When compared to last July, claims were down by about 89 percent.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 745 active job postings in Albany for July.

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TABLES AND GRAPHS REFLECTING LABOR MARKET DATA ARE AVAILABLE AT  https://dol.georgia.gov/current-labor-force-data-and-graphs

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