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Job Market Info

Recent Labor Market Developments

Unemployment Rates for Utica-Rome Metropolitan Statistical Area

(not seasonally adjusted)

October 2022: 2.6%
September 2022: 3.2%
October 2021: 3.9%

The unemployment rate in the Utica-Rome MSA declined from 3.9 percent in October 2021 to 2.6 percent in October 2022. The unemployment rate was 3.2 percent in September.

Change in Nonfarm Jobs since October 2022
For the 12-month period ending October 2022, the nonfarm job count in the Utica-Rome MSA increased 2,300, or 1.9 percent, to 123,700. Private sector employment rose 1,400, or 1.5 percent, to 92,900.

Job gains were posted in: government (+900), leisure and hospitality (+400), education and health services (+300), manufacturing (+200), other services (+200), natural resources, mining, and construction (+100), professional and business services (+100), and trade, transportation, and utilities (+100).


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