County's employment picture shows continued improvement
Submitted by Howard Owens on April 21, 2011 - 1:24pm
Genesee County's jobs picture continues to improve, as the rate of unemployed residents has declined and some 200 new jobs were created in the county in March.
Data released from the State Department of Labor shows the unemployment rate for March in Genesee County at 8 percent, down from 9 percent in March 2010.
There are 2,800 job seekers in Genesee County, down 100 from February.
Meanwhile, 100 new "goods producing" jobs were created in Genesee County, March compared to February. The number moved up from 3,600 to 3,700.
Government jobs also grew by 100 new positions, growing month-over-month from 6,200 to 6,300. That's the same number of government jobs in the county a year ago.
Other sectors of job creation remained steady.
There are now 22,300 non-farm jobs in Genesee County, compared to 22,100 in February and 21,900 in March 2010.