Unemployment in Hudson Valley communities falling below regional average

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ALBANY – Unemployment in the Hudson Valley fell to 4.6 percent in May compared to 12.2 percent one year earlier as the pandemic winds down.

The State Labor Department reported several municipalities fell below the current regional rate.

The lowest rate of joblessness, at 3.1 percent, was recorded in the Village of Port Chester. The highest rate was 7.4 percent in the City of Mount Vernon.

Also falling below the regional average were the towns of Rye, Mamaroneck, and East Fishkill and the Village of Harrison.

Communities above the regional average were the cities of Yonkers, Haverstraw, and Monroe and the cities of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie.

 

MUNICIPALITYMay 2021 %May 2020 %
Village of Port Chester3.110.3
Town of Rye3.510.0
Town of Mamaroneck3.79.3
Village of Harrison3.99.4
Town of East Fishkill3.911.7
City of Mount Vernon7.416.7
Town of Monroe7.321.4
City of Newburgh6.415.9
City of Poughkeepsie6.315.0