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Binghamton, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Binghamton rose 0.2 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.8 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Binghamton peaked in April 2020 at 15.5% and is now 9.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Binghamton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
New York 8.9% +0.1 +5.0
Binghamton 6.1% +0.2 +1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 10,637 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,620 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 575. Binghamton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Binghamton, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Binghamton 6,195 +183 +1,289

Number of Unemployed Persons

Binghamton, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 8.9% 6.1% 6,195
January
2021
6.3% 8.8% 5.9% 6,012
December
2020
6.7% 8.7% 5.7% 5,846
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 5.5% 5,620
October
2020
6.9% 8.7% 6.3% 6,492
September
2020
7.8% 10.0% 6.1% 6,485
August
2020
8.4% 11.7% 9.7% 10,641
July
2020
10.2% 14.7% 12.5% 13,992
June
2020
11.1% 15.0% 11.3% 12,176
May
2020
13.3% 15.7% 11.1% 12,230
April
2020
14.8% 16.2% 15.5% 16,832

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.