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Utica-Rome, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Utica rose 0.2 percentage points in August 2017 to 5.3%. 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 June 2012 at 8.6% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Utica unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% +0.1 -0.5
New York 4.8% +0.1 -0.1
Utica 5.3% +0.2 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2017 data as September 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 11,942. There are now 5,055 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,974 in March 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 913. Utica employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Utica, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Utica 6,887 +233 +295

Number of Unemployed Persons

Utica, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployed
September
2017
4.2% 4.9%
August
2017
4.4% 4.8% 5.3% 6,887
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.1% 6,654
June
2017
4.4% 4.5% 5.1% 6,563
May
2017
4.3% 4.4% 5.0% 6,449
April
2017
4.4% 4.3% 4.9% 6,357
March
2017
4.5% 4.3% 4.6% 5,974
February
2017
4.7% 4.4% 4.8% 6,093
January
2017
4.8% 4.6% 4.7% 6,051
December
2016
4.7% 4.8% 5.0% 6,455
November
2016
4.6% 4.9% 5.1% 6,517
October
2016
4.8% 4.9% 5.2% 6,645

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.