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Unemployment rate in Utica-Rome area increases from 2011 to 2012

By WKTV News

The unemployment rate has increased in the Utica-Rome area between August of 2012, according to the latest numbers from the New York State Labor Department released on Tuesday. As reported last week, the state's unemployment rate was 9.1% in August 2012. Over the past year, the state added more than 130,000 private sector jobs, and the number of initial unemployment insurance claims decreased by 10%, from 106,818 in August 2011 to 96,334 in August 2012.
Local Area Unemployment Rates* (%), August 2011 and August 2012
(Not seasonally adjusted)

 

 

 

August

2012*

August

2011

Upstate NY (52-co. area)

8.5

7.6

   Metro Areas

8.4

7.5

      Albany-Schenectady-Troy

7.8

7.0

      Binghamton

8.9

7.9

      Buffalo-Niagara Falls

8.8

7.7

      Elmira

9.1

7.5

      Glens Falls

7.5

6.6

      Ithaca

6.7

6.2

      Kingston

9.2

8.0

      Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown

8.4

7.5

      Rochester

8.3

7.5

      Syracuse

8.6

7.8

      Utica-Rome

8.2

7.7

   Non-metro Counties

8.8

8.0

 

 

 

Downstate NY (10-co. area)

9.0

8.4

   New York City

9.7

9.2

   Suburban Counties 

7.7

6.9

       Nassau-Suffolk

7.8

7.0

       Putnam-Rockland-Westchester

7.5

6.7

*Data are preliminary and subject to change.

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