Area unemployment rates continue to drop

Courtesy New York State Department of Labor

ALBION — Unemployment rates continue to decline in the GLOW region compared to 2020, according to state

Department of Labor data.

The statistics compared this past September with one year before. They showed that unemployment in each of the four counties had decreased to below 5 percent.

Orleans County reported highest unemployment rate in September, while there was little apparent difference in Genesee, Wyoming and Livingston counties.

Individual statistics included: n Genesee County’s unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, with about 1,100 people unemployed. That compares to 4.9 percent, or 1,400 people unemployed in September 2020.

n Orleans County’s unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, with about 700 people unemployed. That compares to 5.6 percent, or 1,000 people unemployed in September 2020.

n Wyoming County’s unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, with about 600 people unemployed. That compares to 4.9 percent, or 800 people unemployed in September 2020.

n Livingston County’s unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, with about 1,100 people unemployed. That compares to 4.7 percent, or 1,400 people unemployed in September 2020.

n The Bronx had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 12.4 percent, with about 73,200 people unemployed. That compares to 19.8 percent, or 120,800 people unemployed in September 2020.

n Yates County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 3.2 percent, with about 400 people unemployed. That compares to 4.2 percent, or 500 people unemployed in September 2020.

n New York state’s unemployment rate was 6.3 percent, with about 5.8 million people unemployed. That compares to 7.7 percent, or 9.17 million people unemployed in September 2020.

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