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Utica-Rome, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Utica fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2014 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Utica peaked in May 2012 at 8.8% and is now 2.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Utica unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
New York 6.8% 0.0 -1.2
Utica 6.7% -0.2 -2.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March 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 12,055. There are now 3,062 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Utica employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Utica, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Utica 8,993 -256 -2,961

Number of Unemployed Persons

Utica, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 6.9%
February
2014
6.7% 6.8% 6.7% 8,993
January
2014
6.6% 6.8% 6.9% 9,249
December
2013
6.7% 7.0% 7.3% 9,833
November
2013
7.0% 7.1% 7.7% 10,422
October
2013
7.2% 7.4% 7.8% 10,654
September
2013
7.2% 7.5% 7.8% 10,609
August
2013
7.2% 7.7% 7.8% 10,527
July
2013
7.3% 7.7% 7.7% 10,479
June
2013
7.5% 7.8% 7.9% 10,729
May
2013
7.5% 7.8% 8.2% 11,098
April
2013
7.5% 7.8% 8.5% 11,453
March
2013
7.5% 7.9% 8.6% 11,682

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.