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Unemployment rate in county at 3.9%

Posted 9/21/22

The unemployment rate in the Utica-Rome area declined from 4.9% in August 2021 to 3.9% in August 2022.

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Unemployment rate in county at 3.9%

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The unemployment rate in the Utica-Rome area declined from 4.9% in August 2021 to 3.9% in August 2022. The unemployment rate rose from 3.8% in July.

Change in Non-farm Jobs since August 2022

For the 12-month period ending August 2022, the non-farm job count in the Utica-Rome MSA increased 1,300, or 1.1%, to 122,100. Private sector employment rose 1,400, or 1.5%, to 92,700.

Job gains were posted in: education and health services, plus 400; trade, transportation, and utilities, plus 400; manufacturing, plus 300; leisure and hospitality, plus 200; other services, plus 200; and professional and business services, plus 100.

Losses were recorded in government, a decline of 100 jobs; information, a decline of 100 jobs; and natural resources, mining, and constructions, minus 100 jobs.

County rankings

Oneida County ranked at 41 of 62 counties in the state for its unemployment rate which was 3.9% in August, an increase from 3.8% in July.

Madison County ranked at 16 with an unemployment rate of 3.3%, a decline from 3.4% in July.

Herkimer County ranked 43 at 4.0% in August, an increase from 3.9% in July; and Lewis County ranked 32 at 3.7%, an increase from 3.6% in July, according to the state Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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