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State Labor Department releases November 2012 area unemployment rates

by jmaloni

Press release

Thu, Dec 27th 2012 02:30 pm

The State Labor Department has released local area unemployment rates for November 2012, which are calculated following procedures prescribed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state's unemployment rate relies in part on the results of a telephone survey of 3,100 households (out of more than 7 million) in New York state.

The state's private sector job count increased by 88,000 from November 2011 to November 2012.

Local Area Unemployment Rates* (%), November 2011 and November 2012

(not seasonally adjusted)


November

2012*

November

2011

Upstate NY (52-co. area)

7.7

7.5

   Metro Areas

7.5

7.3

      Albany-Schenectady-Troy

6.8

6.8

      Binghamton

8.0

8.0

      Buffalo-Niagara Falls

7.9

7.5

      Elmira

8.5

7.8

      Glens Falls

7.6

7.7

      Ithaca

5.4

5.5

      Kingston

7.9

7.7

      Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown

7.4

7.2

      Rochester

7.4

7.2

      Syracuse

7.9

7.8

      Utica-Rome

7.9

7.7

   Non-metro Counties

8.5

8.3




Downstate NY (10-co. area)

8.1

8.1

   New York City

8.7

8.9

   Suburban Counties 

6.9

6.6

       Nassau-Suffolk

7.1

6.8

       Putnam-Rockland-Westchester

6.6

6.4

*Data are preliminary and subject to change.

The data above are not seasonally adjusted, which means they reflect seasonal influences (e.g., holiday and summer hires).  Therefore, the most valid comparisons with this type of data are year-to-year comparisons of the same month; for example, November 2011 versus November 2012.

Unemployment rate highlights in November 2012:

§  The counties in New York State with the lowest unemployment rates include:

  • Tompkins County (5.4%)
  • Putnam County (6.2%)
  • Rockland County (6.4%)
  • Saratoga County (6.4%)
  • Yates County (6.4%)

§  The counties in New York State with the highest unemployment rates include:

  • Bronx County (11.8%)
  • Hamilton County (10.5%)
  • Orleans County (10.1%)
  • Essex County (9.8%)
  • Fulton County (9.7%)

Note: Labor force statistics, including the unemployment rate, for New York and every other state are based on statistical regression models specified by the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  These are the most up-to-date estimates of persons employed and unemployed by place of residence.  Estimates are available for New York state, labor market regions, metropolitan areas, counties, and municipalities of at least 25,000.

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