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Utica-Rome, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Utica fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2014 to 6.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Utica peaked in May 2012 at 8.7% and is now 2.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.4% in June 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Utica unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.1 -1.4
New York 6.0% -0.2 -1.4
Utica 6.5% 0.0 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2014 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 11,884. There are now 3,392 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 8,446 in July 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 46. Utica employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Utica, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Utica 8,492 +45 -1,499

Number of Unemployed Persons

Utica, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployed
November
2014
5.8%
October
2014
5.8% 6.0% 6.5% 8,492
September
2014
5.9% 6.2% 6.5% 8,447
August
2014
6.1% 6.4% 6.5% 8,490
July
2014
6.2% 6.6% 6.4% 8,446
June
2014
6.1% 6.6% 6.4% 8,469
May
2014
6.3% 6.7% 6.5% 8,616
April
2014
6.3% 6.7% 6.6% 8,750
March
2014
6.7% 6.9% 6.8% 9,040
February
2014
6.7% 6.8% 6.8% 9,040
January
2014
6.6% 6.8% 6.8% 9,136
December
2013
6.7% 7.0% 7.1% 9,508
November
2013
7.0% 7.1% 7.2% 9,744

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.