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.
|MUNICIPALITY||May 2021 %||May 2020 %|
|Village of Port Chester||3.1||10.3|
|Town of Rye||3.5||10.0|
|Town of Mamaroneck||3.7||9.3|
|Village of Harrison||3.9||9.4|
|Town of East Fishkill||3.9||11.7|
|City of Mount Vernon||7.4||16.7|
|Town of Monroe||7.3||21.4|
|City of Newburgh||6.4||15.9|
|City of Poughkeepsie||6.3||15.0|