Percentage of labor force unemployed

Source:2016 United States Department of Labor Data as of May, 2017

(Click on a county name for trend graph data)

  Number unemployed Labor force Percentage
Region/County Total 2016
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 27,220 698,999 3.9
Suffolk 33,667 777,585 4.3
Region Total 60,887 1,476,584 4.1
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 43,371 609,629 7.1
Kings 65,084 1,223,044 5.3
New York 41,629 918,498 4.5
Queens 52,787 1,166,302 4.5
Richmond 11,575 221,061 5.2
Region Total 214,446 4,138,534 5.2
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 5,949 142,780 4.2
Orange 7,657 178,440 4.3
Putnam 2,010 50,438 4.0
Rockland 6,355 152,418 4.2
Sullivan 1,620 34,094 4.8
Ulster 3,889 88,256 4.4
Westchester 20,372 479,385 4.2
Region Total 47,852 1,125,811 4.3
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 6,421 158,778 4.0
Columbia 1,159 31,541 3.7
Greene 1,037 20,613 5.0
Rensselaer 3,473 81,666 4.3
Saratoga 4,441 117,060 3.8
Schenectady 3,268 75,813 4.3
Region Total 19,799 485,471 4.1
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 1,326 23,318 5.7
Herkimer 1,536 28,173 5.5
Montgomery 1,274 22,458 5.7
Otsego 1,383 28,320 4.9
Schoharie 794 14,727 5.4
Region Total 6,313 116,996 5.4
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 1,914 35,784 5.3
Essex 923 17,274 5.3
Franklin 1,118 19,811 5.6
Hamilton 154 2,377 6.5
Warren 1,677 31,981 5.2
Washington 1,322 28,481 4.6
Region Total 7,108 135,708 5.2
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 2,858 45,877 6.2
Lewis 787 11,755 6.7
St. Lawrence 2,847 43,310 6.6
Region Total 6,492 100,942 6.4
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 1,851 36,763 5.0
Cortland 1,305 23,023 5.7
Madison 1,718 32,770 5.2
Oneida 4,915 101,449 4.8
Onondaga 9,943 221,090 4.5
Oswego 3,429 53,521 6.4
Region Total 23,161 468,616 4.9
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 4,644 85,861 5.4
Chenango 1,155 22,916 5.0
Delaware 1,063 19,333 5.5
Tioga 1,184 23,189 5.1
Tompkins 2,079 50,358 4.1
Region Total 10,125 201,657 5.0
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 2,060 36,376 5.7
Livingston 1,531 31,218 4.9
Monroe 17,002 363,755 4.7
Ontario 2,366 54,880 4.3
Schuyler 494 8,291 6.0
Seneca 735 15,517 4.7
Steuben 2,505 43,224 5.8
Wayne 2,189 44,244 4.9
Yates 519 11,761 4.4
Region Total 29,401 609,266 4.8
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 1,261 20,184 6.2
Cattaraugus 2,070 35,029 5.9
Chautauqua 3,255 56,388 5.8
Erie 21,804 446,601 4.9
Genesee 1,366 29,892 4.6
Niagara 5,818 100,789 5.8
Orleans 1,011 17,825 5.7
Wyoming 962 18,165 5.3
Region Total 37,547 724,873 5.2
New York State 463,131 9,584,458 4.8

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