Despite Yates County’s unemployment rate increasing from September to October by three-tenths of a percent to 2.9 percent, it still tied with Columbia County for second-lowest in the state. In September, Yates County’s unemployment rate of 2.6 percent was tied with Saratoga County for the lowest jobless rate in New York. For October, Saratoga was still the lowest.
New York State’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 4.0% in September to 4.2% in October 2023.
Here’s a look at all of October’s numbers: