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Binghamton, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Binghamton fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2021 to 5.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Binghamton peaked in April 2020 at 17.2% and is now 11.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.8% in June 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Binghamton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
New York 7.6% -0.1 -7.1
Binghamton 5.8% 0.0 -5.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Binghamton, New York, National

Binghamton, New York monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Binghamton, New York Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Binghamton peaked in April 2020 at 17,292. There are now 11,392 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Binghamton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Binghamton, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Binghamton 5,900 -90 -6,640

Number of Unemployed Persons

Binghamton, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 7.6% 5.8% 5,900
June
2021
5.9% 7.7% 5.8% 5,990
May
2021
5.8% 7.8% 6.0% 6,157
April
2021
6.1% 8.2% 6.2% 6,377
March
2021
6.0% 8.4% 6.3% 6,560
February
2021
6.2% 8.9% 6.4% 6,637
January
2021
6.3% 8.8% 6.4% 6,679
December
2020
6.7% 8.7% 6.5% 6,764
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 6.5% 6,727
October
2020
6.9% 8.7% 6.5% 6,682
September
2020
7.8% 10.0% 6.5% 6,688

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.