Department of Numbers

Utica-Rome, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Utica fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2015 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Utica peaked in June 2012 at 8.6% and is now 2.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.4% in March 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Utica unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% +0.1 -0.8
New York 5.7% 0.0 -0.7
Utica 5.7% 0.0 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

Unemployment Rate: Utica, New York, National

Utica, New York monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Utica, New York Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Utica peaked in June 2012 at 11,953. There are now 4,337 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,179 in March 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 437. Utica employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Utica, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Utica 7,616 +59 -650

Number of Unemployed Persons

Utica, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployed
May
2015
5.5% 5.7% 5.7% 7,616
April
2015
5.4% 5.7% 5.7% 7,557
March
2015
5.5% 5.7% 5.4% 7,179
February
2015
5.5% 5.8% 5.6% 7,336
January
2015
5.7% 5.8% 5.7% 7,544
December
2014
5.6% 5.8% 5.8% 7,660
November
2014
5.8% 5.8% 6.0% 7,877
October
2014
5.7% 5.9% 6.1% 8,055
September
2014
5.9% 6.0% 6.2% 8,197
August
2014
6.1% 6.0% 6.3% 8,303
July
2014
6.2% 6.1% 6.3% 8,297
June
2014
6.1% 6.3% 6.2% 8,248

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.