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Elmira, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elmira fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Elmira peaked in May 2009 at 9.2% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Elmira unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
New York 3.9% 0.0 -0.6
Elmira 3.6% -0.2 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 2,538 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 February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Elmira 1,261 -99 -717

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elmira, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.0%
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.6% 1,261
January
2019
4.0% 3.9% 3.8% 1,360
December
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.2% 1,481
November
2018
3.7% 3.9% 4.0% 1,420
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.4% 1,556
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 4.5% 1,604
August
2018
3.8% 3.9% 4.9% 1,714
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.7% 1,671
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.9% 1,717
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 5.0% 1,743
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.5% 1,937

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.