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Capital District unemployment rate continues to float near 4%

The New York State Department of Labor has released the regional labor market data for December 2017.  The year-over-year change shows an increase in the overall unemployment rate, 4.2% for December 2017 as compared to 3.9% for December 2016.  However, since December 2014, the region has experienced a general declining trend in the unemployment rate. … Read more »

Increase in Year-to-Year Unemployment Rate; More People in Labor Force

More People Employed, Unemployed since November 2016 Today, the New York State Department of Labor released preliminary local area unemployment rates for November 2017.  Saratoga and Albany Counties are among the counties with the lowest unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) in November at 4.0% and 4.2%, respectively.  All four Capital District counties have unemployment rates between… Read more »