Department of Numbers

Elmira, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elmira fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2021 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Elmira peaked in April 2020 at 17.8% and is now 12.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Elmira unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
New York 6.6% -0.3 -2.1
Elmira 5.1% -0.3 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 April 2020 at 6,192. There are now 4,423 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 November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Elmira 1,769 -93 -600

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elmira, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 6.6% 5.1% 1,769
October
2021
4.6% 6.9% 5.4% 1,862
September
2021
4.7% 7.1% 5.6% 1,935
August
2021
5.2% 7.4% 5.8% 2,012
July
2021
5.4% 7.6% 5.9% 2,056
June
2021
5.9% 7.7% 6.1% 2,118
May
2021
5.8% 7.8% 6.3% 2,197
April
2021
6.0% 8.2% 6.6% 2,298
March
2021
6.0% 8.4% 6.7% 2,364
February
2021
6.2% 8.9% 6.8% 2,388
January
2021
6.4% 8.8% 6.7% 2,381

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.