Department of Numbers

Utica-Rome, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Utica fell 0.1 percentage points in March 2022 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Utica peaked in April 2020 at 16.8% and is now 13.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Utica unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
New York 4.6% -0.3 -3.3
Utica 3.7% -0.1 -2.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2022 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 April 2020 at 21,803. There are now 17,117 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 March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Utica 4,686 -208 -2,917

Number of Unemployed Persons

Utica, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployed
April
2022
3.6%
March
2022
3.6% 4.6% 3.7% 4,686
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
August
2021
5.2% 6.6% 5.1% 6,497
July
2021
5.4% 6.9% 5.4% 6,861
June
2021
5.9% 7.4% 5.6% 7,156
May
2021
5.8% 7.4% 5.7% 7,358

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.