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Elmira, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elmira fell 3.8 percentage points in May 2020 to 12.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Elmira peaked in April 2020 at 16.4% and is now 3.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Elmira unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
New York 14.5% -0.8 +10.5
Elmira 12.6% -3.8 +8.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 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 6,084. There are now 1,318 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 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Elmira 4,766 -1,318 +3,332

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elmira, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 15.7%
May
2020
13.3% 14.5% 12.6% 4,766
April
2020
14.7% 15.3% 16.4% 6,084
March
2020
4.4% 4.1% 4.7% 1,677
February
2020
3.5% 3.7% 4.3% 1,511
January
2020
3.6% 3.8% 4.4% 1,546
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.5% 1,573
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.4% 1,559
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 4.4% 1,543
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.3% 1,526
August
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.4% 1,509

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.