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Elmira, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elmira fell 0.3 percentage points in May 2021 to 6.3%. 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 11.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Elmira unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
New York 7.8% -0.4 -7.9
Elmira 6.3% -0.3 -7.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 4,002 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 May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Elmira 2,190 -108 -2,687

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elmira, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 7.8% 6.3% 2,190
April
2021
6.1% 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
6.3% 8.8% 6.7% 2,381
December
2020
6.7% 8.7% 6.7% 2,367
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 6.7% 2,369
October
2020
6.9% 8.7% 6.7% 2,358
September
2020
7.8% 10.0% 6.6% 2,316
August
2020
8.4% 11.7% 9.4% 3,368
July
2020
10.2% 14.7% 11.9% 4,299

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.