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Syracuse, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Syracuse fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Syracuse peaked in February 2012 at 8.7% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Syracuse unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
New York 4.0% -0.1 -0.7
Syracuse 4.0% -0.1 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 March 2010 at 28,453. There are now 16,141 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 October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Syracuse 12,312 -269 -3,903

Number of Unemployed Persons

Syracuse, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Syracuse
Unemployment Rate
Syracuse
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.0% 4.0% 12,312
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 4.1% 12,581
August
2018
3.9% 4.2% 4.3% 13,306
July
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.3% 13,346
June
2018
4.0% 4.5% 4.5% 13,690
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 4.6% 14,100
April
2018
3.9% 4.6% 5.2% 15,772
March
2018
4.1% 4.6% 5.3% 15,967
February
2018
4.1% 4.6% 5.3% 16,001
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.2% 15,833
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.3% 16,254

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.