Monday, June 11, 2018



City of Newburgh has highest municipal unemployment rate in region

ALBANY – The rate of joblessness in the City of Newburgh, at 5.9 percent, was the highest in the Hudson Valley region in April, according to the State Labor Department.

The region-wide rate of unemployment was 4.2 percent.

  • The City of Mount Vernon was recorded with the second highest rate, at 5.6 percent.
  • The Town of Haverstraw, with 5.4 percent joblessness, was the third highest rate.
  • The City of Poughkeepsie, at 5.2 percent, was fourth highest.
  • The City of Middletown, with 4.9 percent unemployment, was ranked fifth highest.
  • The cities of New Rochelle and Yonkers each had 4.8 percent unemployment, ranking them each at sixth.
  • The labor department ranked Sullivan County joblessness in total at 4.7 percent.
  • The Village of Port Chester, with 3.3 percent unemployment, had the lowest rate in April.
  • The Town of Rye had the second lowest rate at 3.4 percent.
  • The City of White Plains was ranked third lowest at 3.5 percent.


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