The unemployment rate in the Utica-Rome area went up .2%, according to the New York State Department of Labor, increasing from 4.5% in 2018 to 4.7% in 2019.
New York determines unemployment rates using the current population survey, which takes data from 3,100 households every month.
From December 2018 to December 2019, the state’s private sector employment count increased by 97,700.
In December 2019, the number of private sector jobs in New York was more than 8.3 million, based on a payroll survey of 18,000 employers.
The following is a list of unemployment rates from 2018-2019 for metro areas across the state.