Preliminary reports have been released by the New York State Department of Labor for local area unemployment rates for the month of October. Overall unemployment in New York State rose from 4% in September to 4.2% in October.
For Cortland County, the number of those employed in the county has increased. Total number of those employed in the county now stands at 22,800, an increase of 700 jobs when compared to this time last year.
The number of those listed as unemployed in the county though, also increased. Cortland County’s unemployment rate rose .7% to 3.6% when compared to this time last year, which was 2.9%.