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Binghamton, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Binghamton rose 0.3 percentage points in November 2017 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Binghamton peaked in July 2012 at 8.9% and is now 3.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.0% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Binghamton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
New York 4.7% -0.1 -0.2
Binghamton 5.7% +0.3 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Binghamton, New York, National

Binghamton, New York monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Binghamton, New York Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Binghamton peaked in February 2010 at 10,987. There are now 4,767 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,386 in March 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 834. Binghamton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Binghamton, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Binghamton 6,220 +339 +428

Number of Unemployed Persons

Binghamton, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.7% 6,220
October
2017
4.1% 4.8% 5.4% 5,881
September
2017
4.2% 4.9% 5.4% 5,883
August
2017
4.4% 4.8% 5.5% 5,935
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.4% 5,875
June
2017
4.3% 4.5% 5.5% 5,899
May
2017
4.3% 4.4% 5.4% 5,766
April
2017
4.4% 4.3% 5.3% 5,772
March
2017
4.5% 4.3% 5.0% 5,386
February
2017
4.7% 4.4% 5.2% 5,633
January
2017
4.8% 4.6% 5.1% 5,463

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.