The State Labor Department reports the Cortland area unemployment rate in July was 5.5%, down from 5.6% in June, and up a tenth of a point from a year ago.
According to the latest numbers, Cortland County lost 100 jobs between June and July.
1,200 people were unemployed in the county in July, same as a year ago, and 100 fewer than in June.
As a footnote, only 11 of the state’s 62 counties have higher unemployment rates than Cortland.
The State unemployment rate increased from 4.5% to 4.7% in July.