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Binghamton, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Binghamton fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2019 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Binghamton peaked in December 2009 at 8.9% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in February 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Binghamton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% 0.0 -0.2
New York 4.0% +0.1 -0.4
Binghamton 4.2% 0.0 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2019 data as April 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 10,922. There are now 6,380 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 March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Binghamton 4,542 -13 -969

Number of Unemployed Persons

Binghamton, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployed
April
2019
3.6%
March
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.2% 4,542
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.2% 4,555
January
2019
4.0% 3.9% 4.3% 4,667
December
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.4% 4,761
November
2018
3.7% 3.9% 4.4% 4,749
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.4% 4,739
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 4.4% 4,789
August
2018
3.8% 3.9% 4.5% 4,864
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.6% 4,965
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.7% 5,094
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.9% 5,231

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.