State Labor Department releases preliminary December 2018 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 December 2018. All metro areas experienced a reduction in the unemployment rate from the same month in 2017. From December 2017 to December 2018, the State’s private sector employment increased by 120,600. In December 2018, the number of private sector jobs in the State was 8,243,700, which is a new all-time high. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent in December 2018.
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