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Syracuse, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Syracuse fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Syracuse peaked in April 2020 at 17.4% and is now 12.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Syracuse unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
New York 6.6% -0.3 -2.1
Syracuse 4.7% -0.2 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Syracuse, New York, National

Syracuse, New York monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Syracuse, New York Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Syracuse peaked in April 2020 at 51,638. There are now 37,631 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Syracuse employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Syracuse, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Syracuse 14,007 -504 -4,981

Number of Unemployed Persons

Syracuse, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Syracuse
Unemployment Rate
Syracuse
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 6.6% 4.7% 14,007
October
2021
4.6% 6.9% 4.9% 14,511
September
2021
4.7% 7.1% 4.9% 14,639
August
2021
5.2% 7.4% 5.6% 16,818
July
2021
5.4% 7.6% 5.7% 17,185
June
2021
5.9% 7.7% 5.8% 17,603
May
2021
5.8% 7.8% 6.0% 18,100
April
2021
6.0% 8.2% 6.2% 18,671
March
2021
6.0% 8.4% 6.3% 18,982
February
2021
6.2% 8.9% 6.2% 19,009
January
2021
6.4% 8.8% 6.2% 18,904

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.