Recent figures released by the New York State Department of Labor yesterday, the amount of private sector jobs in the State climbed for September by 17,400 or just .02%.
For year over year, the state has gained 361,400 jobs, or 4.7% in the private sector. The number did exceed the national average, which is a 4.2% increase.
For Cortland County, private sector jobs increased by 400, a 2.2% increase for year over year. Total county employment is now at 18,500. Compared to this time last year, the amount of private sector jobs was at 18,100.
New York State’s unemployment rate also decreased from 4.7% in August to 4.3% in September.
The number of private sector jobs in New York State is based on a payroll survey of New York businesses conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).