State Labor Department releases July 2014 area unemployment rates
from New York State Department of Labor
The New York State Department of Labor has released preliminary local area unemployment rates for July 2014. The state’s private sector job count increased by 140,600 from July 2013 to July 2014. In July 2014, the number of private sector jobs in the state was 7,603,300, an all-time high. The July 2014 private sector job gains marked New York State’s 20th consecutive month of private sector job growth, the state’s longest streak on record since at least 1990. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in July 2014 remained unchanged at 6.6%, its lowest level since November 2008.
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