Skip to content
Home » Cayuga County » Unemployment rates by county across the Finger Lakes: How did each stack up in March?

Unemployment rates by county across the Finger Lakes: How did each stack up in March?

  • / Updated:
  • Staff Report 

The New York State Department of Labor released preliminary local area unemployment rates for March 2024, showcasing a slight decrease in the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from 4.4% in February to 4.3% in March. These rates, not seasonally adjusted, reveal fluctuations influenced by seasonal employment patterns, emphasizing the importance of comparing year-to-year data for accurate assessments.


Data collection for these statistics is extensive, involving monthly contact with approximately 3,100 households across the state. This effort provides a comprehensive overview of employment trends within New York, with additional details available on labor market regions, metropolitan areas, and significant municipalities.

The detailed labor force data, based on methods specified by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, play a crucial role in understanding local economic climates across New York. These statistics not only help gauge current economic conditions but also aid in forecasting future employment trends within the state.