Unemployment in Cortland County Declines to Five Year Low
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Unemployment in Cortland County declined slightly in March, the local jobless rate is at its lowest point since 2008.
Here in Cortland County unemployment fell to 8.2% last month, down from 8.6% in February. In march of 2013 unemployment was at 8.9%.
The State Labor Department reports that 22,300 people were employed in Cortland County in February, but that number dropped by 200 in March. The biggest declines were in the government sector, leisure and hospitality.
The local jobless rate is higher than the state and national averages, which stand at 6.8% and 7.3%.
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