Department of Numbers

Utica-Rome, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Utica rose 0.1 percentage points in December 2018 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Utica peaked in June 2012 at 8.6% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in November 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Utica unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% +0.2 -0.2
New York 3.9% 0.0 -0.7
Utica 4.2% +0.1 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2018 data as January 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 June 2012 at 11,933. There are now 6,459 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,337 in November 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 137. Utica employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Utica, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Utica 5,474 +137 -1,582

Number of Unemployed Persons

Utica, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployed
February
2019
3.8%
January
2019
4.0% 3.9%
December
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.2% 5,474
November
2018
3.7% 3.9% 4.1% 5,337
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.3% 5,557
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 4.4% 5,721
August
2018
3.8% 3.9% 4.7% 6,013
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.7% 6,028
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.7% 6,071
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.9% 6,235
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.4% 6,873
March
2018
4.0% 4.4% 5.4% 6,917

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.