Local Unemployment Rates Down

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The New York State Department of Labor last week released preliminary local area unemployment rates for May 2016. From May 2015 to May 2016, the State’s private sector job count increased by 74,900. In May 2016, the number of private sector jobs in the State was 7,889,000. In addition, the State’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased over the month, from 4.9% to 4.7% in May 2016. Rates are calculated as prescribed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The counties in New York State with the lowest unemployment rates in May 2016 include:

  • Columbia County (3.3%)
  • Saratoga County (3.4%)
  • Tompkins County (3.4%)
  • Nassau County (3.5%)
  • Putnam County (3.5%)
  • Albany County (3.7%)
  • Dutchess County (3.8%)
  • Genesee County (3.8%)
  • Ontario County (3.8%)
  • Queens County (3.8%)
  • Rensselaer County (3.8%)
  • Rockland County (3.8%)
  • Suffolk County (3.8%)
  • Westchester County (3.8%)
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