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Elmira, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elmira fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.3 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Elmira peaked in April 2020 at 16.4% and is now 9.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.6% in September 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Elmira unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
New York 8.9% +0.1 +5.0
Elmira 6.6% -0.1 +2.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 April 2020 at 6,084. There are now 3,770 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Elmira 2,314 -22 +803

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elmira, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 8.9% 6.6% 2,314
January
2021
6.3% 8.8% 6.7% 2,336
December
2020
6.7% 8.7% 6.7% 2,369
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 6.8% 2,401
October
2020
6.9% 8.7% 7.1% 2,516
September
2020
7.8% 10.0% 6.6% 2,356
August
2020
8.4% 11.7% 10.2% 3,807
July
2020
10.2% 14.7% 13.0% 4,983
June
2020
11.1% 15.0% 12.6% 4,698
May
2020
13.3% 15.7% 12.6% 4,786
April
2020
14.8% 16.2% 16.4% 6,084

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.