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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 2019 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Utica peaked in April 2012 at 8.5% and is now 4.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in April 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Utica unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
New York 4.0% 0.0 0.0
Utica 4.2% +0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 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 May 2012 at 11,882. There are now 6,516 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 124. Utica employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Utica, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Utica 5,366 +70 -352

Number of Unemployed Persons

Utica, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployed
August
2019
3.7%
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.2% 5,366
June
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.1% 5,296
May
2019
3.6% 4.0% 4.1% 5,268
April
2019
3.6% 3.9% 4.0% 5,242
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.1% 5,287
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.1% 5,336
January
2019
4.0% 3.9% 4.2% 5,494
December
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.3% 5,585
November
2018
3.7% 3.9% 4.3% 5,571
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.3% 5,550
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 4.3% 5,574

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.