September’s unemployment rate in Cayuga County was the lowest in in 17 years.
The State Labor Department report put the rate at 3.6 percent, the lowest monthly rate since May 2001 and the best September number since 2000. The rate was also down 7 tenths of a point from August.
The county matched the national rate of 3.6 percent and fell below the statewide unemployment rate of 3.8 percent.
The number of unemployed Cayuga County residents last month was down 400 to 1,300 ,while there were 300 more county residents with a job in September.