Orleans unemployment rate remains low at 3.3%

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 July 2023 at 5:09 pm

The unemployment rate in Orleans County is 3.3 percent for June, according to data from the state Department of Labor. That compares to a 3.7 percent rate in Orleans in June 2022.

The DOL reports there were 600 people on unemployment in the county in June out of a workforce of 17,500.

The rates for Orleans so far in 2023 include 3.3% in June, 3.1% in May, 2.9% in April, 4.0% in March, 4.3 percent in February and 4.8% in January.

Among other WNY counties the unemployment rates for June include Genesee at 2.6%, Livingston at 3.0%, Wyoming at 2.8%, Monroe at 3.2%, Niagara at 3.3%, Erie at 3.2%, Chautauqua at 3.5%, Cattaraugus at 3.5%, and Allegany at 3.8%.

Statewide the unemployment rate is at 4.3 percent, up from 4.1 percent in June 2022. The national rate is at 3.8 percent, the same as in June 2022.