Unemployment in Cortland County edged up again in November.
The jobless rate in Cortland County climbed to 8.1% last month, an increase of less than 1% over October’s 7.7%. Last November the local unemployment rate was 7.8%.
Tompkins County posted a 5.4 percent unemployment rate for November a decrease from 5.5% in October; Tompkins has the lowest rate in the state.
For upstate New York, the November unemployment rate was 7.7 percent, up from 7.5 percent in November 2011. In the entire state, November’s unemployment rate was 7.9 percent, unchanged from November 2011 and down from 8.3 percent in October of this year.
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