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Binghamton, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Binghamton rose 0.1 percentage points in August 2018 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Binghamton peaked in July 2012 at 8.9% and is now 3.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in June 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 August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% 0.0 -0.5
New York 4.2% -0.1 -0.5
Binghamton 5.0% +0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2018 data as September 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 5,677 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,224 in July 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 98. Binghamton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Binghamton, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Binghamton 5,322 +98 -773

Number of Unemployed Persons

Binghamton, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployed
September
2018
3.7%
August
2018
3.9% 4.2% 5.0% 5,322
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
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.6% 6,031
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.6% 6,017

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.