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Utica-Rome, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Utica rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2023 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Utica peaked in April 2020 at 16.8% and is now 13.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in April 2023, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Utica unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% 0.0 +0.3
New York 4.0% +0.1 0.0
Utica 3.5% +0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2023 data as October 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 21,975. There are now 17,443 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,083 in April 2023, the number of unemployed has now grown by 449. Utica employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Utica, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
Utica 4,532 +165 -350

Number of Unemployed Persons

Utica, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployed
October
2023
3.9% 4.2%
September
2023
3.8% 4.0% 3.5% 4,532
August
2023
3.8% 3.9% 3.4% 4,367
July
2023
3.5% 3.9% 3.3% 4,194
June
2023
3.6% 3.9% 3.3% 4,165
May
2023
3.7% 3.9% 3.2% 4,128
April
2023
3.4% 4.0% 3.2% 4,083
March
2023
3.5% 4.1% 3.3% 4,245
February
2023
3.6% 4.2% 3.5% 4,421
January
2023
3.4% 4.2% 3.6% 4,637
December
2022
3.5% 4.1% 3.7% 4,741
November
2022
3.6% 4.1% 3.7% 4,748

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.