Wednesday, March 13, 2019



Hudson Valley unemployment lowest in state

ALBANY – The Hudson Valley and Long Island were tied for the lowest unemployment rates in the state in January at 3.9 percent.

Columbia County had the lowest rate in the region at 3.7 percent, down from 4.7 percent one year earlier.

Sullivan County experienced the largest drop in joblessness, going from 6.0 percent in 2018 to 4.4 percent this past January.

Greene County saw a 1.4 percent drop in unemployment, from 6.1 percent in January 2018 to 4.7 percent this January.

Ulster County had a 1.3 percent drop, from 5.4 percent to 4.1 percent.

Orange County joblessness dropped by 1.1 percent, going from 5.0 percent to 3.9 percent.

Columbia, Dutchess, Rockland and Westchester each experienced a 1.0 percent decline in joblessness – Columbia, from 4.7 percent to 3.7 percent; Dutchess, from 4.8 percent to 3.8 percent; Putnam, 4.7 percent to 3.8 percent; Rockland, from 4.7 percent to 3.7 percent; and Westchester, from 4.9 percent to 3.9 percent.


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