State Labor Department releases preliminary October 2015 area unemployment rates
from New York State Department of Labor
The state’s private sector job count increased by 168,600 from October 2014 to October 2015. In October 2015, the number of private sector jobs in the state was 7,859,000, an all-time high. In addition, between September and October 2015, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 5.1 percent to 4.8 percent, its lowest level since November 2007.
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