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Utica-Rome, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Utica fell 0.1 percentage points in January 2020 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Utica peaked in April 2012 at 8.5% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in April 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Utica unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.4
New York 3.8% -0.1 -0.2
Utica 4.4% -0.1 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2020 data as February metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Utica, New York, National

Utica, New York monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Utica, New York Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Utica peaked in May 2012 at 11,882. There are now 6,226 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,242 in April 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 414. Utica employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Utica, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Utica 5,656 -74 +162

Number of Unemployed Persons

Utica, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployed
February
2020
3.5%
January
2020
3.6% 3.8% 4.4% 5,656
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.5% 5,730
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.4% 5,678
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 4.4% 5,699
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.4% 5,612
August
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.3% 5,533
July
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.2% 5,359
June
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.1% 5,296
May
2019
3.6% 4.0% 4.1% 5,268
April
2019
3.6% 4.0% 4.0% 5,242
March
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.1% 5,287

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.