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Utica-Rome, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Utica rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Utica peaked in April 2020 at 16.8% and is now 13.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in May 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Utica unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
New York 4.4% 0.0 -2.5
Utica 3.6% +0.1 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August 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 21,803. There are now 17,141 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,534 in May 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 128. Utica employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Utica, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Utica 4,662 +120 -2,199

Number of Unemployed Persons

Utica, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 4.4% 3.6% 4,662
June
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.5% 4,542
May
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.5% 4,534
April
2022
3.6% 4.5% 3.6% 4,538
March
2022
3.6% 4.6% 3.7% 4,680
February
2022
3.8% 4.9% 3.8% 4,894
January
2022
4.0% 5.3% 4.1% 5,271
December
2021
3.9% 5.4% 4.5% 5,756
November
2021
4.2% 5.4% 4.5% 5,730
October
2021
4.6% 5.7% 4.6% 5,801
September
2021
4.7% 6.0% 4.8% 6,115

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.