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Syracuse, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Syracuse fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Syracuse peaked in April 2020 at 17.9% and is now 14.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Syracuse 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
Syracuse 3.6% 0.0 -0.8
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: 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 55,534. There are now 44,445 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,229 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 860. Syracuse employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Syracuse, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Syracuse 11,089 +21 -2,317

Number of Unemployed Persons

Syracuse, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Syracuse
Unemployment Rate
Syracuse
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.3% 3.6% 11,089
August
2022
3.7% 4.7% 3.6% 11,068
July
2022
3.5% 4.3% 3.5% 10,746
June
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.4% 10,490
May
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.4% 10,361
April
2022
3.6% 4.5% 3.4% 10,229
March
2022
3.6% 4.6% 3.4% 10,338
February
2022
3.8% 4.9% 3.5% 10,619
January
2022
4.0% 5.3% 3.7% 11,321
December
2021
3.9% 5.4% 4.1% 12,315
November
2021
4.2% 5.4% 4.0% 12,265

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.