Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.2% with the biggest shift in Education & Healthcare, which lost 500 roles, based on the most recently available information published in February 2022.

Total employment in the Utica-Rome, NY market rose by 102 jobs in December and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 90 bps to 3.2%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 20 bps over the same time to 3.7%.

  • Utica-Rome, NY unemployment rate is 49 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 340 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in December versus prior month by -2.4% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Utica-Rome, NY Unemployment December 2021

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -0.3%. Key sectors include:

  • Government: 29,400; no change
  • Education & Healthcare: 26,300; -500
  • Transportation & Utilities: 20,800; +300
  • Manufacturing: 10,700; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 10,100; +100
  • Business Services: 8,000; no change
  • Financial Services: 7,600; no change
  • Other Jobs: 4,100; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 3,300; -300
  • IT & Development: 900; no change
Utica-Rome, NY Unemployment by Industry December 2021

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through December 2021 (Data published February 2022 and reports created on February 4, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.