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Cortland County Unemployment Rate Inches Up In June

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Cortland’s unemployment rate was 5.6% last month, up from 5.3% in June a year ago.

The New York State Labor Department reports that 1,300 county residents were on unemployment last month, up 100 from June 2016.

The labor department estimated there were about 21,300 jobs in the county in June – 200 lower than a year ago.

Statewide, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 4.4% to 4.5% in June 2017.

The jobless rate in the Ithaca region climbed to 4.9 percent in June from 4.6 percent in June 2016.

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