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Binghamton, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Binghamton fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Binghamton peaked in April 2020 at 17.8% and is now 14.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Binghamton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
New York 4.3% -0.4 -1.7
Binghamton 3.8% 0.0 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 18,710. There are now 14,703 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,638 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 369. Binghamton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Binghamton, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Binghamton 4,007 +7 -752

Number of Unemployed Persons

Binghamton, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployment Rate
Binghamton
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.3% 3.8% 4,007
August
2022
3.7% 4.7% 3.8% 4,000
July
2022
3.5% 4.3% 3.7% 3,847
June
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.6% 3,729
May
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.5% 3,679
April
2022
3.6% 4.5% 3.5% 3,638
March
2022
3.6% 4.6% 3.6% 3,686
February
2022
3.8% 4.9% 3.7% 3,783
January
2022
4.0% 5.3% 3.9% 4,022
December
2021
3.9% 5.4% 4.2% 4,369
November
2021
4.2% 5.4% 4.2% 4,358

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.