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Syracuse, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Syracuse fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Syracuse peaked in April 2020 at 17.9% and is now 14.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Syracuse 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
Syracuse 3.4% 0.0 -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: 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 45,296 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Syracuse 10,238 -100 -7,023

Number of Unemployed Persons

Syracuse, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Syracuse
Unemployment Rate
Syracuse
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.5% 3.4% 10,238
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
October
2021
4.6% 5.7% 4.1% 12,506
September
2021
4.7% 6.0% 4.4% 13,406
August
2021
5.2% 6.6% 4.8% 14,476
July
2021
5.4% 6.9% 5.1% 15,494
June
2021
5.9% 7.4% 5.4% 16,287

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.