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Binghamton, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Binghamton fell 0.2 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Binghamton peaked in July 2012 at 8.9% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Binghamton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
New York 4.0% -0.1 -0.7
Binghamton 4.4% -0.2 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 February 2010 at 10,999. There are now 6,213 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 October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Binghamton 4,786 -150 -1,231

Number of Unemployed Persons

Binghamton, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.0% 4.4% 4,786
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 4.6% 4,936
August
2018
3.9% 4.2% 5.0% 5,319
July
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.9% 5,224
June
2018
4.0% 4.5% 4.9% 5,252
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 5.0% 5,369
April
2018
3.9% 4.6% 5.7% 6,057
March
2018
4.1% 4.6% 5.7% 6,137
February
2018
4.1% 4.6% 5.8% 6,236
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.6% 6,033
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.6% 6,003

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.