Unemployment rate decline in Utica-Rome area


The unemployment rate in the Utica-Rome MSA declined from 5.6% in April 2021 to 3.4% in April of this year, according to statistics with the state Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate fell from 4.2% in March.

Change in Non-farm Jobs

For the 12-month period ending in March, the non-farm job count in the Utica-Rome MSA increased 1,800, or 1.5%, to 121,200.

Private sector employment rose 1,500, or 1.7%, to 91,000.

Job gains were posted in: leisure and hospitality (plus 1,300), manufacturing (plus 700), trade, transportation, and utilities (plus 400), financial activities (plus 300), professional and business services (plus 200), government (plus 300), and other services (plus 200). Education and health services was the only sector to decline over the year by 1,500 jobs.

Oneida County ranked at 33 of 62 counties in the state for its unemployment rate, which was 3.3% in April. Oneida County’s unemployment rate fell from 4.0% in March. Madison County ranked at 21 with 3.0% in April;

Herkimer County ranked 53 with 3.9%, which declined from 4.9% in March; Lewis County ranked 56 with 4.0%, down from 5.2% in March; according to the state Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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