Department of Numbers

New York Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for New York rose 0.1 percentage points in March 2014 to 6.9%. The state unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in New York peaked in December 2009 at 8.9% and is now 2.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.8% in January 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see New York unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% 0.0 -0.8
New York 6.9% +0.1 -1.0

Unemployment Rate: New York, National

New York monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

New York Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in New York peaked in January 2010 at 852,779. There are now 189,670 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 648,990 in January 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 14,119. New York job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
New York 663,109 +7,439 -97,961

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in New York from 1990 to March 2014

New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployed
March 2014 6.7% 6.9% 663,109
February 2014 6.7% 6.8% 655,670
January 2014 6.6% 6.8% 648,990
December 2013 6.7% 7.0% 668,141
November 2013 7.0% 7.1% 686,298
October 2013 7.2% 7.4% 707,279
September 2013 7.2% 7.5% 724,340
August 2013 7.2% 7.7% 738,863
July 2013 7.3% 7.7% 746,997
June 2013 7.5% 7.8% 749,541
May 2013 7.5% 7.8% 749,636
April 2013 7.5% 7.8% 752,621
March 2013 7.5% 7.9% 761,070