State Labor Department releases preliminary August 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 August 2014. The state’s private sector job count increased by 142,900 from August 2013 to August 2014. In August 2014, the number of private sector jobs in the state was 7,605,000, an all-time high. August 2014’s private sector job gain marked the state’s 21st consecutive month of growth. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in August 2014 fell from 6.6% to 6.4%, its lowest level since late 2008.
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