Orleans unemployment rate rises in November

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 December 2014 at 12:00 am

6.8% is down from 8.5% a year earlier

New York State’s unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent in November, the lowest state-wide rate since September 2008, according to the state Department of Labor.

In Orleans County, the rate was at 6.8 percent in November. That was up from the 6.4 percent in October, but down from the 8.5 percent rate in November 2013.

Orleans has the highest rate among the four GLOW counties. Genesee was at 5.3 percent in November, followed by Livingston at 5.6 percent and Wyoming at 6.1 percent.

Tompkins County has the lowest rate in state at 3.8 percent while Bronx County is the highest at 9.5 percent. The 6.8 percent rate in Orleans was lower than 10 of the state’s 62 counties.

For more information on the unemployment report, visit labor.ny.gov.