Local unemployment numbers on the rise

January unemployment numbers are out, and they show that more people are in need of a job now compared to this time one year ago.

Posted: Mar 13, 2018 4:36 PM
Updated: Mar 13, 2018 4:38 PM

January unemployment numbers are out, and they show that more people are in need of a job now compared to this time one year ago.

According to statistics released by the New York State Department of Labor, there are about 8,200 people unemployed in the Utica-Rome region, whereas there were about 7,900 unemployed at this time last year.

The unemployment rate in the Utica-Rome area rose from 6.1 percent in January 2017 to 6.3 percent in January 2018.

Breaking it down by county, the unemployment rates are:

Oneida County: 6 percent (up from 5.8 percent)
Herkimer County: 7.4 percent (up from 7 percent)
Otsego County: 6.6 percent (up from 6.4 percent)

Queens County has the lowest unemployment rate in New York State at 4 percent, and Hamilton County has the highest unemployment rate at 11.4 percent.

The Department of Labor says that from January 2017 to January 2018, private sector jobs in New York State increased by 91,600. In January 2018, the number of private sector jobs was 8,119,500.

For more unemployment information from the NYS Department of Labor, visit:
State and Area Unemployment Rates
Unemployment Rate Map
Jobs and Unemployment Fact Sheet

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 371711

Reported Deaths: 29917
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Westchester335521374
Rockland13185646
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Erie6123524
Dutchess3924142
Monroe2964216
Onondaga2197139
Albany1882112
Ulster169177
Sullivan138931
Putnam125760
Niagara104665
Oneida103649
Schenectady69329
Broome57444
Rensselaer49228
Saratoga48314
Columbia38934
Madison31610
Warren25528
Steuben24141
Greene23918
Orleans23637
Washington23513
Fulton21018
Ontario2089
St. Lawrence2052
Genesee2024
Tompkins1640
Chemung1371
Chenango1330
Tioga13021
Livingston1197
Wayne1163
Oswego1103
Herkimer1093
Clinton964
Cayuga921
Montgomery914
Cattaraugus890
Wyoming865
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Delaware814
Jefferson740
Otsego725
Seneca590
Schoharie500
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Yates396
Essex370
Franklin230
Lewis200
Schuyler110
Hamilton50
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