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Binghamton, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Binghamton rose 0.1 percentage points in December 2018 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Binghamton peaked in July 2012 at 8.9% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in November 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Binghamton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% +0.2 -0.2
New York 3.9% 0.0 -0.8
Binghamton 4.2% +0.1 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2018 data as January 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 6,380 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,481 in November 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 138. Binghamton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Binghamton, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Binghamton 4,619 +138 -1,384

Number of Unemployed Persons

Binghamton, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployed
January
2019
4.0%
December
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.2% 4,619
November
2018
3.7% 3.9% 4.1% 4,481
October
2018
3.8% 4.0% 4.4% 4,779
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 4.6% 4,936
August
2018
3.8% 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
4.0% 4.6% 5.7% 6,137
February
2018
4.1% 4.6% 5.8% 6,236

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.