Cortland County Unemployment Increased Slightly in Nov.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Unemployment in Cortland County crept up a bit last month; it’s still lower than it was a year ago.
According to the latest figures from the state labor department the jobless rate in Cortland County was 7.4% in November up from October’s 7.1%. In November of 2012 the rate was 8.1%.
The Ithaca region led the state with the lowest unemployment rate of 4.4 percent.
Manufacturing continues to be a soft spot for the region’s economy; the region continues to see a decline of jobs in the manufacturing sector. Since November 2006 the region has lost nearly 6 thousand manufacturing jobs.
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