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Elmira, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elmira fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Elmira peaked in April 2020 at 18.6% and is now 15.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Elmira unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
New York 4.5% -0.1 -3.3
Elmira 3.6% -0.1 -2.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 5,485 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Elmira 1,245 -21 -812

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elmira, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployment Rate
Elmira
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.5% 3.6% 1,245
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
October
2021
4.6% 5.7% 4.4% 1,515
September
2021
4.7% 6.0% 4.7% 1,615
August
2021
5.2% 6.6% 5.0% 1,732
July
2021
5.4% 6.9% 5.3% 1,843
June
2021
5.9% 7.4% 5.6% 1,931

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.