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Syracuse, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Syracuse fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 5.7%. 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 11.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Syracuse unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
New York 7.6% -0.1 -7.1
Syracuse 5.7% -0.1 -6.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 34,415 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 July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Syracuse 17,223 -380 -19,798

Number of Unemployed Persons

Syracuse, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Syracuse
Unemployment Rate
Syracuse
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 7.6% 5.7% 17,223
June
2021
5.9% 7.7% 5.8% 17,603
May
2021
5.8% 7.8% 6.0% 18,100
April
2021
6.1% 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
6.3% 8.8% 6.2% 18,904
December
2020
6.7% 8.7% 6.2% 18,790
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 6.2% 18,988
October
2020
6.9% 8.7% 6.4% 19,185
September
2020
7.8% 10.0% 6.4% 19,284

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.