July Unemployment in Cortland and Tompkins Unchanged From June
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Unemployment in Cortland County remained unchanged last month, but it’s lower than it was a year ago.
The jobless rate in Cortland County was 7.8% in July, that’s the same rate as June. In July of 2012 the unemployment rate was 8.9%.
Cortland County saw the slight decline in the jobless rate even as the county lost 600 jobs from July of last year until now.
The lowest unemployment rate in the state continues to be in neighboring Tompkins County at 5.6%, which is also unchanged from June’s rate. It is a substantial decline from last July’s 6.9%.
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