Unemployment rates across New York continue to fall: Some counties have under 4% unemployment

The state Department of Labor released updated numbers on unemployment rates around Upstate New York. While business advocates have argued that extended unemployment benefits made for lackluster participation – the latest numbers indicate that people are headed back to work.

New York State’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 7.4% in August to 7.1% in September 2021.

Businesses have plenty of openings, so where are all the workers?

Unemployment rates in the Finger Lakes

Editor’s Note: Full tables are pictured at the bottom of this story.

Cayuga: 4.1%
Cortland: 4.2%
Monroe: 4.7%
Onondaga: 4.4%
Ontario: 3.6%
Schuyler: 4.1%
Seneca: 4.0%
Steuben: 4.3%
Tompkins: 3.5%
Wayne: 3.8%
Yates: 3.2%

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