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Cortland County Sees Increase of Those Employed During Month of February


The latest figures from the New York State Department of Labor are in and for Cortland County, the county saw an increase of jobs of 1.1% for the month of February. For February 2024, the county had in total 19,100 nonfarm jobs; last year for February, the county had 18,900 jobs in total.

Overall the state’s private sector jobs increased by 3,200 for the month of February. Unemployment in the state decreased to 4.4% when compared to January which stood at 4.5%. The largest sectors of private job growth were Private Education & Health Services at 86,900 jobs added, followed by Leisure & Hospitality at 38,300 jobs.

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