The preliminary March unemployment rate for Cortland County was 6.1%.
That puts Cortland 49th out of 62 counties, according to the State Labor Department.
Year to year, the 6.1% rate was 4-tenths of a percent lower.
As a region, Central New York averaged a 5% unemployment rate.
The labor department puts the number working from Cortland County at 21,700 with another 1,400 unemployed.