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Saratoga County Unemployment Rate Increases

Graph showing Saratoga County unemployment figures provided by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. Graph showing Saratoga County unemployment figures provided by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — According to data from the New York State Labor Department, 4,200 Saratoga County residents were unemployed as of March 2024, putting the county’s unemployment rate at 3.5%. In March of 2023, 3,500 of the county’s 121,600-member workforce (or 2.9%) were unemployed, meaning the unemployment increased by 0.6% in the past year. 

There have been similar upticks in unemployment in nearby cities, such as Albany (0.6% increase), Schenectady (0.7%), and Glens Falls (0.7%). New York State’s overall unemployment rate as of March was 4.3%.

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