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Statewide jobless rate in November down from 2012

ALBANY – The State Department of Labor released preliminary local area unemployment rates for November 2013, which are calculated following procedures prescribed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state’s unemployment rate relies in part on the results of a telephone survey of 3,100 households (out of more than 7 million) in New York State.

The state’s private sector job count increased by 141,700 from November 2012 to November 2013. As reported last week, the state’s unemployment rate was 7.4% in November 2013. The economy added 4,300 private sector jobs in November 2013, bringing the state’s job count to a record high of 7,493,500.

Local Area Unemployment Rates* (%), November 2012 and November 2013
(not seasonally adjusted)

*Data are preliminary and subject to change

November

2013*

November

2012

Upstate NY (52-co. area)

6.6

7.7

  Metro Areas

6.4

7.5

    Albany-Schenectady-Troy

5.6

6.8

    Binghamton

7.1

8.1

    Buffalo-Niagara Falls

6.7

7.8

    Elmira

7.3

8.2

    Glens Falls

6.7

7.9

    Ithaca

4.4

5.3

    Kingston

6.8

8.1

    Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown

6.2

7.4

    Rochester

6.3

7.4

    Syracuse

6.7

7.8

    Utica-Rome

6.9

8.2

  Non-metro Counties

7.3

8.4

Downstate NY (10-co. area)

7.1

8.0

  New York City

8.0

8.6

  Suburban Counties

5.4

6.9

    Nassau-Suffolk

5.4

7.1

    Putnam-Rockland-Westchester

5.4

6.7

Unemployment rate highlights in November 2013:

  • The counties in New York State with the lowest unemployment rates include:
    • Tompkins County (4.4%)
    • Putnam County (5.0%)
    • Nassau County (5.1%)
    • Saratoga County (5.2%)
    • Rockland County (5.3%)
  • The counties in New York State with the highest unemployment rates include:
    • Bronx County (11.2%)
    • Jefferson County (9.0%)
    • Kings County (8.7%)
    • Hamilton County (8.5%)
    • Orleans County (8.5%)