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Cortland County Sees Year-Over-Year Job Loss


The New York State Department of Labor has released its preliminary report for private sector employment throughout the State of New York for the month of January 2024. Overall, the state added 47,000 private sector jobs in the month of January, an increase of .6%.

Statewide unemployment though, also rose from 4.1% in January 2023 to now 4.5%.

For Cortland County, the county experienced a year-over-year job loss of 200 jobs. The county currently stands 18,100 jobs as of January 2024. Cortland County was only one of four total counties within the state to experience a job loss overall.

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