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Elmira, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elmira fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Elmira peaked in May 2009 at 9.2% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Elmira unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
New York 4.0% -0.1 -0.7
Elmira 4.4% -0.1 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Elmira, New York, National

Elmira, New York monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Elmira, New York Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Elmira peaked in May 2009 at 3,799. There are now 2,239 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Elmira employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Elmira, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Elmira 1,560 -44 -465

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elmira, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.0% 4.4% 1,560
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 4.5% 1,604
August
2018
3.9% 4.2% 4.9% 1,714
July
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.7% 1,671
June
2018
4.0% 4.5% 4.9% 1,717
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 5.0% 1,743
April
2018
3.9% 4.6% 5.5% 1,937
March
2018
4.1% 4.6% 5.6% 1,970
February
2018
4.1% 4.6% 5.6% 1,978
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.5% 1,952
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.7% 2,023

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.