The New York State Department of Labor has released the latest unemployment rates from May.
From May 2017 to May 2018, the State’s private sector job count increased by 109,600. In May 2018, the number of private sector jobs in the State was 8,166,300. In addition, the State’s unemployment rate is down in April from 4.6% to 4.5% in May.
Locally Cortland County, according to the New York State Department of Labor, unemployment here in Cortland County was 4.5% in May. In neighboring county Tompkins County, unemployment was 3.3% for May.