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Utica-Rome, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Utica rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.5 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Utica peaked in April 2020 at 15.3% and is now 8.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.1% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Utica unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
New York 8.9% +0.1 +5.0
Utica 6.4% +0.1 +2.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 11,741 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,607 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 487. Utica employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Utica, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Utica 8,094 +133 +2,554

Number of Unemployed Persons

Utica, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 8.9% 6.4% 8,094
January
2021
6.3% 8.8% 6.3% 7,961
December
2020
6.7% 8.7% 6.5% 8,080
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 6.1% 7,607
October
2020
6.9% 8.7% 6.8% 8,528
September
2020
7.8% 10.0% 6.3% 7,973
August
2020
8.4% 11.7% 9.7% 12,715
July
2020
10.2% 14.7% 12.5% 16,622
June
2020
11.1% 15.0% 11.1% 14,341
May
2020
13.3% 15.7% 11.7% 15,242
April
2020
14.8% 16.2% 15.3% 19,835

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.