Steuben County employment at 40,600 for month
Unemployment rates were up marginally in July compared to June in three local counties, according to the New York State Department of Labor, but the numbers in two of the three still showed 12-month gains.
The New York State Department of Labor released unemployment rates for all 62 counties of the Empire State on Tuesday.
The Steuben County jobless rate creeped slightly higher in July, climbing to 4 percent after being at 3.7 percent in June, the labor department said.
For Allegany County, July’s unemployment rate was 5.1 percent after the county posted a 4.7 percent mark in June.
Livingston County was at 4 percent unemployment for July, according to the Department of Labor, up from 3.6 percent the month before.
A year ago, two of the counties had higher unemployment numbers. In July 2018, Steuben was at 4.2, while Allegany’s rate was 5.3 percent. Livingston County had a jobless percentage of 4 percent last July, the same as this year.
According to labor department data, Steuben County had 40,600 residents counted as employed last month, approximately 500 fewer than July 2018. The number of residents counted as unemployed also dropped over the 12 months — from 1,800 a year ago to 1,700 last month.
In Allegany County, the number of employed for July was 17,800, 500 fewer than July 2018. The total number of residents counted as unemployed was unchanged over 12 months at approximately 1,000.
For Livingston County, there were 29,600 residents employed last month, the labor department said, 100 fewer than July 2018. There was no 12-month change in the number of people counted as unemployed, with it remaining at 1,200.