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Binghamton, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Binghamton fell 0.8 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.9 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Binghamton peaked in April 2020 at 15.5% and is now 10.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Binghamton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
New York 8.4% -0.8 +4.5
Binghamton 5.5% -0.8 +0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 16,832. There are now 11,115 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 November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Binghamton 5,717 -775 +607

Number of Unemployed Persons

Binghamton, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 8.4% 5.5% 5,717
October
2020
6.9% 9.2% 6.3% 6,492
September
2020
7.8% 9.7% 6.1% 6,485
August
2020
8.4% 12.5% 9.7% 10,641
July
2020
10.2% 15.9% 12.5% 13,992
June
2020
11.1% 15.6% 11.3% 12,176
May
2020
13.3% 14.5% 11.1% 12,230
April
2020
14.8% 15.3% 15.5% 16,832
March
2020
4.4% 4.1% 5.0% 5,374
February
2020
3.5% 3.7% 4.6% 4,906
January
2020
3.5% 3.8% 4.7% 5,013

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.