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Elmira, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elmira fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Elmira peaked in April 2020 at 18.6% and is now 14.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Elmira unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
New York 4.3% -0.4 -1.7
Elmira 3.8% 0.0 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 6,730. There are now 5,404 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,241 in June 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 85. Elmira employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Elmira, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Elmira 1,326 +16 -289

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elmira, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.3% 3.8% 1,326
August
2022
3.7% 4.7% 3.8% 1,310
July
2022
3.5% 4.3% 3.6% 1,264
June
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.6% 1,241
May
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.6% 1,244
April
2022
3.6% 4.5% 3.6% 1,243
March
2022
3.6% 4.6% 3.7% 1,266
February
2022
3.8% 4.9% 3.8% 1,303
January
2022
4.0% 5.3% 4.0% 1,383
December
2021
3.9% 5.4% 4.3% 1,492
November
2021
4.2% 5.4% 4.3% 1,488

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.