State Labor Department Releases Report

According to recent data from the New York State Department of Labor, Columbia County’s employment statistics are outperforming the rest of the state.  Columbia County had the lowest unemployent rate of any county in September (2.8%), and had 1.4% more jobs than this time last year, which outpaced the state’s 1.3% growth rate.  Greene County matched the state’s 1.3% job growth rate and posted a 3.7% unemployment rate, which is slightly better than the statewide 3.9% rate.  The Albany-Troy-Schenectady metro area also tied for the lowest unemployment rate of any metro area in the state at 3.4%, but saw an increase from a 3.3% rate at this time last year.
NYS Area Unemployment Rates
NYS Number of Jobs
The Columbia Paper