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Syracuse, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Syracuse fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Syracuse peaked in February 2012 at 8.7% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Syracuse unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
New York 3.9% 0.0 -0.6
Syracuse 3.7% -0.2 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 16,845 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 February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Syracuse 11,608 -553 -4,393

Number of Unemployed Persons

Syracuse, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Syracuse
Unemployment Rate
Syracuse
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.0%
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.7% 11,608
January
2019
4.0% 3.9% 3.9% 12,161
December
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.0% 12,471
November
2018
3.7% 3.9% 3.9% 11,994
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.0% 12,292
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 4.1% 12,581
August
2018
3.8% 3.9% 4.3% 13,306
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.3% 13,346
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.5% 13,690
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.6% 14,100
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.2% 15,772

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.