NY Unemployment Numbers
The latest unemployment numbers are out for New York. The State Department of Labor says over the past year, New York has added 129,000 jobs. But, the unemployment rate remained steady at 7.5%.
Locally, Tompkins County has the lowest unemployment rate in the state: 5.7% in June. Schuyler ranks 23rd with unemployment at 7%. Tioga came in with a rate of 7.6%, and Chemung at 8.1%. Steuben County has the worst unemployment rate in the Southern Tier, at 8.7%.