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Local unemployment takes slight upturn in October

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Preliminary unemployment data for October 2020 was released yesterday by the New York State Department of Labor.

Cortland County is at 5.4%, a slight increase from 4.9% in September — in October 2019, it was 4%.

Regionally, Central New York is at 6.2% and the Finger Lakes at 6.3%.

(County-by-county data is available at this link.)

The local jobless rate peaked at more than 14% in April and was falling steadily since July, prior to the latest increase last month.

Detailed information below from the NYSDOL:



Cortland County



Central New York


Finger Lakes


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