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Binghamton, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Binghamton rose 0.1 percentage points in March 2020 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Binghamton peaked in December 2009 at 8.9% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Binghamton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% +0.9 +0.6
New York 4.1% +0.4 +0.1
Binghamton 4.7% +0.1 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2020 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 10,929. There are now 5,958 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,645 in December 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 326. Binghamton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Binghamton, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Binghamton 4,971 +65 +289

Number of Unemployed Persons

Binghamton, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployed
April
2020
14.7% 14.5%
March
2020
4.4% 4.1% 4.7% 4,971
February
2020
3.5% 3.7% 4.6% 4,906
January
2020
3.6% 3.8% 4.7% 5,013
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.8% 5,118
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.8% 5,110
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 4.8% 5,092
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.8% 5,067
August
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.7% 5,023
July
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.7% 4,956
June
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.6% 4,867
May
2019
3.6% 4.0% 4.5% 4,783

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.