Kingston Employment Trends
The unemployment rate in Kingston was 5.2% at the end of February 2020, down 0.5% from the previous month.
The number of full-time jobs was up from the end of the previous month.
There were 100 more full-time jobs in February 2020 compared to a month earlier. A gain of 400 part-time positions led to an increase of 500 total jobs in February.
Full-time job gains occurred mainly in manufacturing, trade services, and education.
These gains offset losses occurring mainly in transportation & warehousing, the financial sector, prof., sci. & tech. services, business & building services, information & culture services, and accommodation & food services.
* All figures are seasonally adjusted, 3-month moving averages. Seasonal adjustment removes normal seasonal fluctuations.