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Utica-Rome, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Utica fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2018 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Utica peaked in June 2012 at 8.6% and is now 3.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in February 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Utica unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.4
New York 4.6% 0.0 -0.1
Utica 5.4% 0.0 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2018 data as April 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 5,012 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,330 in February 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 591. Utica employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Utica, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Utica 6,921 +10 +365

Number of Unemployed Persons

Utica, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployed
April
2018
3.9%
March
2018
4.1% 4.6% 5.4% 6,921
February
2018
4.1% 4.6% 5.4% 6,911
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.3% 6,834
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.5% 7,056
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.5% 7,062
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.4% 7,038
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 5.4% 7,046
August
2017
4.4% 4.7% 5.4% 7,040
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.3% 6,923
June
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.2% 6,806
May
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.2% 6,756

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.