Department of Numbers

Utica-Rome, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Utica fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2018 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Utica peaked in June 2012 at 8.6% and is now 3.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.7% in June 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Utica unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% 0.0 -0.5
New York 4.2% -0.1 -0.5
Utica 4.7% 0.0 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2018 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 June 2012 at 11,933. There are now 5,917 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 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Utica 6,016 -12 -1,024

Number of Unemployed Persons

Utica, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployment Rate
Utica
Unemployed
September
2018
3.7%
August
2018
3.9% 4.2% 4.7% 6,016
July
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.7% 6,028
June
2018
4.0% 4.5% 4.7% 6,071
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 4.9% 6,235
April
2018
3.9% 4.6% 5.4% 6,873
March
2018
4.1% 4.6% 5.4% 6,917
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

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.