Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.3% with the biggest shift in Restaurants & Hotels, which gained 400 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Utica-Rome, NY market rose by 1,243 jobs in May and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 3.3%. The national unemployment rate increased by 4 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • Utica-Rome, NY unemployment rate is 8 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 170 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in May versus prior month by 0.6% 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 May 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.2% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 30,200; no change
  • Education & Healthcare: 25,300; -300
  • Transportation & Utilities: 20,100; no change
  • Manufacturing: 11,100; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 10,600; +400
  • Financial Services: 7,800; no change
  • Business Services: 7,800; no change
  • Other Jobs: 4,500; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 3,300; +200
  • IT & Development: 800; no change
Utica-Rome, NY Unemployment by Industry May 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through May 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 29, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.