Updated unemployment numbers released


The New York State Department of Labor has released updated unemployment numbers. 

The state’s unemployment rate has dropped to a record low of 3.9%. 

In November, New York’s job count rose by 5,200 or 0.1%. 

Every metropolitan area in the state experienced Non-farm job growth, which includes private sector and government jobs, from November 2017 to November 2018 except Binghamton and Elmira.

Both regions experienced a loss of 300 jobs, which equates to 0.3% of a loss ofr Binghamton and 0.8% for Elmira. 

Ithaca’s metro area experienced the highest percentage of job growth in New York during that span increasing by 3%. 

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