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Job Market Info

Recent Labor Market Developments

Unemployment Rates for Utica-Rome Metropolitan Statistical Area

(not seasonally adjusted)

February 2024: 4.8%
January 2024: 4.7%
February 2023: 4.3%

The unemployment rate in the Utica-Rome metro rose from 4.3% in February 2023 to 4.8% in February 2024. The unemployment rate was 4.7% in January.

Change in Nonfarm Jobs since February 2023
For the 12-month period ending February 2024, the nonfarm job count in the Utica-Rome metro increased 1,300, or 1.1%, to 123,0000. Private sector employment grew 600, or 0.6%, to 93,100.

Job gains were posted in government (+700), private education and health services (+300), logging, and construction (+200), and financial activities (+100).


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