Unemployment rates vary throughout region as pandemic continues to impact economy

The New York State Department of Labor released preliminary local area unemployment rates for June 2020.

Rates are calculated using methods prescribed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The State’s area unemployment rates rely in part on the results of the Current Population Survey, which contacts approximately 3,100 households in New York State each month.




From June 2019 to June 2020, the State’s private sector employment count decreased by 1,407,400. The State’s seasonally adjusted private sector job count increased over the month by 296,400, or 4.5%, to 6,894,200 in June 2020.

The State’s private sector job count is based on a payroll survey of 18,000 New York employers, which is conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In addition, the State’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 14.5% to 15.7% in June 2020.




Here’s how unemployment rates shaped up around the region:

Cayuga: 10.6%
Monroe: 11.9%
Onondaga: 12.1%
Ontario: 10.2%
Oswego: 11.8%
Schuyler: 11.1%
Seneca: 11%
Steuben: 11.1%
Tompkins: 8.9%
Wayne: 9.8%
Yates: 8.5%


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