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Elmira, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elmira rose 0.2 percentage points in August 2019 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Elmira peaked in May 2009 at 9.2% and is now 5.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in March 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Elmira unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
New York 4.0% 0.0 +0.1
Elmira 4.1% +0.2 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 3,778. There are now 2,348 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,363 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 67. Elmira employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Elmira, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Elmira 1,430 +54 -145

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elmira, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 3.9%
August
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.1% 1,430
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 3.9% 1,376
June
2019
3.7% 4.0% 3.9% 1,363
May
2019
3.6% 4.0% 3.9% 1,375
April
2019
3.6% 3.9% 3.9% 1,373
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.9% 1,384
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.0% 1,415
January
2019
4.0% 3.9% 4.2% 1,480
December
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.3% 1,534
November
2018
3.7% 3.9% 4.3% 1,530
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.3% 1,529

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.