Genesee County sees month-over-month job growth
Submitted by Howard Owens on March 31, 2011 - 11:23am
UPDATED 12:44 p.m.
Genesee County gained 300 non-farm jobs in February over January, according to NYS Department of Labor statistics.
For February 2011, there were 22,200 non-farm jobs reported in Genesee County compared to 21,900 in January.
Meanwhile, the unemployment rate dropped month-over-month from 9 percent to 8.7. That is down from February 2010 when it was 9.5 percent.
That's still higher than the 12-month low of 6.4 percent in August 2010.
The 12-month high in jobs is 24,400 in June 2010.
Month-over-month, manufacturing jobs held steady at 2,800, and up from 2,700 in February 2010.
Private-sector service jobs also held steady at 12,300 -- up from 12,100 in February 2010.
Government jobs grew from 6,000 to 6,300.
There are 33,300 people -- up 100 from January -- in Genesee County's labor force. The total number of people employed is 29,500. That's up 200 from January.