The New York State Department of Labor released preliminary local area unemployment rates for February 2017.
The jobless rate in Cortland County for Feb 2017 was 7.0%, up a couple of ticks from 6.8% a year ago.
According to the state, 21,700 people were working and 1,600 were unemployed in Cortland County last month.
There is a job fair Wednesday (today) at the OCM BOCES focusing on jobs in Healthcare. It’s organized by Cortland Works Career Center. The bigger healthcare employers from the area will be there from 10-til-1. Bring a resume and dress to impress.
Also at OCM BOCES Wednesday (today), A Skilled Trades Forum. Learn about skills in the trades and what it takes to succeed in a variety of hands-on careers. Hear what the various unions have to offer. 12-2 today.