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Utica-Rome, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Utica rose 0.3 percentage points in April 2017 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Utica peaked in June 2012 at 8.6% and is now 3.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Utica unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% -0.1 -0.6
New York 4.3% 0.0 -0.5
Utica 4.9% +0.3 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2017 data as May 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 5,580 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 388. Utica employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Utica, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Utica 6,362 +388 -89

Number of Unemployed Persons

Utica, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployed
May
2017
4.3% 4.4%
April
2017
4.4% 4.3% 4.9% 6,362
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
September
2016
4.9% 4.9% 5.2% 6,700
August
2016
4.9% 4.9% 5.1% 6,592
July
2016
4.9% 4.9% 5.0% 6,430
June
2016
4.9% 4.9% 4.9% 6,329

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.