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Elmira, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elmira rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 5.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Elmira peaked in May 2009 at 9.2% and is now 3.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.0% in January 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Elmira 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
Elmira 5.8% +0.1 +0.2
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: Elmira, New York, National

Elmira, New York monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Elmira, New York Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Elmira peaked in May 2009 at 3,799. There are now 1,756 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,771 in January 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 272. Elmira employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Elmira, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Elmira 2,043 +21 +26

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elmira, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.8% 2,043
October
2017
4.1% 4.8% 5.7% 2,022
September
2017
4.2% 4.9% 5.5% 1,982
August
2017
4.4% 4.8% 5.7% 2,025
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.4% 1,904
June
2017
4.3% 4.5% 5.5% 1,949
May
2017
4.3% 4.4% 5.4% 1,894
April
2017
4.4% 4.3% 5.5% 1,946
March
2017
4.5% 4.3% 5.1% 1,804
February
2017
4.7% 4.4% 5.2% 1,855
January
2017
4.8% 4.6% 5.0% 1,771

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.