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Labor Statistics for the Mohawk Valley Region

Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie Counties
Labor Statistics for the Mohawk Valley Region

Developments in the Mohawk Valley Labor Market

For the 12-month period ending February 2021, the nonfarm job count in the Utica-Rome MSA decreased 10,300, or 8.1 percent, to 116,100.  Private sector employment fell 7,600, or 8.1 percent, to 86,700.

Job losses were posted in: education and health services (-2,900), government (-2,700), leisure and hospitality (-2,200), manufacturing (-900), other services (-800), trade, transportation and utilities (-400), financial activities (-200), information (-100) and professional and business services (-100).


Utica-Rome Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) 
Unemployment Rates, Not Seasonally Adjusted 


February 2021

January 2021

February 2020





The unemployment rate in the Utica-Rome MSA increased from 4.9 percent in February 2020 to 7.8 percent in February 2021.  The unemployment rate rose from 7.6 percent in January.


For More Information Please Contact:

Brion Acton
NYS Department of Labor
State Office Bldg.
207 Genesee St., Suite 203
Utica, NY 13501

Phone: (315) 793-2282
Fax: (315) 793-2354
Email: [email protected]