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Elmira, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elmira fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2018 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Elmira peaked in May 2009 at 9.2% and is now 3.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in January 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Elmira unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.4
New York 4.6% 0.0 -0.1
Elmira 5.6% 0.0 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2018 data as April 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 1,828 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,952 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 19. Elmira employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Elmira, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Elmira 1,971 -7 -20

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elmira, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployed
April
2018
3.9%
March
2018
4.1% 4.6% 5.6% 1,971
February
2018
4.1% 4.6% 5.6% 1,978
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.5% 1,952
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.7% 2,023
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.7% 2,020
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.7% 2,025
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 5.7% 2,040
August
2017
4.4% 4.7% 5.7% 2,038
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.6% 2,008
June
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.5% 1,988
May
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.5% 1,996

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.