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Utica-Rome, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Utica fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2021 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Utica peaked in April 2020 at 16.3% and is now 10.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Utica unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
New York 7.4% -0.2 -4.3
Utica 5.9% -0.1 -2.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2021 data as September 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 20,170. There are now 12,664 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 August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Utica 7,506 -111 -3,743

Number of Unemployed Persons

Utica, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployed
September
2021
4.8% 7.1%
August
2021
5.2% 7.4% 5.9% 7,506
July
2021
5.4% 7.6% 6.0% 7,617
June
2021
5.9% 7.7% 6.1% 7,761
May
2021
5.8% 7.8% 6.2% 7,941
April
2021
6.1% 8.2% 6.4% 8,176
March
2021
6.0% 8.4% 6.5% 8,317
February
2021
6.2% 8.9% 6.5% 8,292
January
2021
6.3% 8.8% 6.4% 8,166
December
2020
6.7% 8.7% 6.3% 8,053
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 6.3% 8,081
October
2020
6.9% 8.7% 6.3% 8,089

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.