February unemployment remains high

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ALBANY – Hudson Valley unemployment during the month of February ranged from a high of 7.2 percent in both Sullivan and Greene counties to a low of 5.8 percent in Columbia County.

Numbers began to rise even higher in March as the pandemic took hold.

In February, Westchester County saw a jobless rate of 6.9 percent, followed by 6.8 percent in Ulster County, 6.7 percent in Orange County, 6.4 percent in Dutchess, and 6.3 percent in Rockland.

Putnam County had a rate of 6.1 percent unemployment.

 

COUNTYFEB. 2021JAN. 2021FEB. 2020
Columbia5.8%5.6%3.8%
Dutchess6.4%6.1%3.9%
Greene7.2%6.7%5.1%
Orange6.7%6.6%4.1%
Putnam6.1%5.7%4.1%
Rockland6.3%6.1q%3.7%
Sullivan7.2%7.0%4.8%
Ulster6.8%6.7%4.2%
Westchester6.9%6.6%3.9%