Unemployment in Schuyler and Yates Counties dropped last month. In Yates County, the jobless rate went from 6.7 percent in April to 5.9 percent in May.
Yates County is now 5th among New York counties with the lowest unemployment rate. Tompkins County remains ranked at number 1 with a 5.1 percent unemployment mark. The May jobless rate in Yates County is down a full percent from May of 2012.
In Schuyler County, the May jobless rate of 7.2 percent is down from 8.4 percent recorded the month before. In May of last year, the jobless rate for Schuyler was 7.9 percent.