37.6% unemployed in Albany in 2017


37.6 percent of Albany residents between 16 and 65 years old were unemployed in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The percentage of unemployed residents was greater than the statewide total of 36.7 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total Albany population reached 83,217.

Out of 51,922 people who had a job, 90 were employed in the Armed Forces and 51,832 belonged to the civilian labor force.

The total unemployment numbers include residents of all ages who are not working.

Employment status in Albany for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
31,295
37.6
Employed
51,922
62.4
Employed in civilian labor force
51,832
62.3
Employed in armed forces
90
0.11

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