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Utica-Rome, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Utica fell 0.7 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.3 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Utica peaked in April 2020 at 15.3% and is now 9.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Utica unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
New York 8.4% -0.8 +4.5
Utica 6.1% -0.7 +1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 April 2020 at 19,835. There are now 12,198 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Utica employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Utica, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Utica 7,637 -891 +1,752

Number of Unemployed Persons

Utica, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 8.4% 6.1% 7,637
October
2020
6.9% 9.2% 6.8% 8,528
September
2020
7.8% 9.7% 6.3% 7,973
August
2020
8.4% 12.5% 9.7% 12,715
July
2020
10.2% 15.9% 12.5% 16,622
June
2020
11.1% 15.6% 11.1% 14,341
May
2020
13.3% 14.5% 11.7% 15,242
April
2020
14.8% 15.3% 15.3% 19,835
March
2020
4.4% 4.1% 4.7% 6,140
February
2020
3.5% 3.7% 4.3% 5,540
January
2020
3.5% 3.8% 4.5% 5,758

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.