Unemployment numbers here locally have dropped since this time last-year, according to the latest update from the New York Labor Department.
Last August, Lewis County’s unemployment rating sat at 4.3%, but dropped this-year nearly a full point down to 3.4%.
All other counties within our coverage area witnessed similar trends, including Oneida (4.8% to 3.9%); Utica-Rome area (4.9% to 3.9%); Herkimer (5.3% to 4.0%) and Jefferson, including Fort Drum and Watertown (4.7% to 4.0%).
The state’s overall unemployment rate was 4.9% as of this report, the Labor Department said. Rates are calculated using methods prescribed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The State’s area unemployment rates rely in part on the results of the Current Population Survey, which contacts approximately 3,100 households in New York State each month.
In conclusion, the Labor Department said New York State’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 4.3% in July to 4.7% in August 2022.
Images courtesy via the New York State Department of Labor.