Overall unemployment rate moved down to 2.6% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 300 roles, based on the most recently available information published in December 2022.

Total employment in the Utica-Rome, NY market rose by 297 jobs in October and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 60 bps to 2.6%. The national unemployment rate increased by 8 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • Utica-Rome, NY unemployment rate is 80 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 130 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in October versus prior month by 4.5% 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 October 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.7% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 30,800; +300
  • Education & Healthcare: 26,200; +300
  • Transportation & Utilities: 20,200; no change
  • Manufacturing: 11,200; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 10,600; no change
Utica-Rome, NY Unemployment by Industry October 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through October 2022 (Data published December 2022 and reports created on December 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.