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Utica-Rome, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Utica rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2016 to 5.2%. 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 3.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in February 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Utica unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.9% -0.1 -0.1
New York 5.2% +0.2 +0.3
Utica 5.2% +0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2016 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

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 11,951. There are now 5,179 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,032 in June 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 740. Utica employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Utica, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Utica 6,772 +108 -338

Number of Unemployed Persons

Utica, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployed
November
2016
4.6%
October
2016
4.9% 5.2% 5.2% 6,772
September
2016
5.0% 5.0% 5.1% 6,664
August
2016
4.9% 4.8% 4.8% 6,324
July
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.7% 6,120
June
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.6% 6,032
May
2016
4.7% 4.7% 4.8% 6,347
April
2016
5.0% 4.9% 5.0% 6,589
March
2016
5.0% 4.8% 4.7% 6,210
February
2016
4.9% 4.8% 4.6% 6,079
January
2016
4.9% 4.9% 4.8% 6,413
December
2015
5.0% 5.0% 5.1% 6,817

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.