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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.

Cases: 2769624

Reported Deaths: 57725
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings35194510985
Queens32876810428
Suffolk2593403697
Nassau2291983338
Bronx2142426810
New York1785074667
Westchester1494462357
Erie1283712079
Monroe1001491259
Richmond934401975
Orange63182944
Onondaga60869824
Rockland55960783
Dutchess38515513
Albany35159419
Oneida33993651
Niagara29625425
Broome28853437
Saratoga25582228
Schenectady19780248
Ulster19468293
Rensselaer17938197
Chautauqua15521197
Oswego14611138
Putnam13335101
St. Lawrence13331146
Chemung13197176
Steuben12958194
Ontario12079121
Jefferson11736108
Wayne10658105
Cattaraugus10337165
Cayuga9951114
Sullivan990390
Genesee8949146
Herkimer8587145
Clinton834948
Fulton8040115
Tompkins762561
Warren762198
Madison7614109
Livingston745977
Montgomery7406163
Washington698982
Tioga654874
Cortland619489
Allegany6191123
Columbia5880115
Orleans573096
Chenango572797
Franklin563027
Otsego557466
Wyoming551569
Greene507890
Delaware462553
Lewis431640
Seneca340069
Essex307338
Schoharie281624
Yates206134
Schuyler200720
Hamilton5253
Unassigned1482
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