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Genesee County's unemployment rate reported at 6.1 for third month in a row

For the third month in a row, Genesee County's unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent, according to state officals, who released December figures today.

That's better than the 8.2 percent of a year ago.

The Upstate's rate of 6.4 percent, down from 8.4 percent a year ago, brought a bit of jubilation to the governor's office. Cuomo's office released this statement:

“The local unemployment rates released today by the State Department of Labor are great news for Upstate New York. The numbers speak for themselves – the unemployment rate for Upstate New York dropped from 8.4 percent in December 2012 to 6.4 percent by the end of 2013. These figures prove Upstate New York’s economy is heading in the right direction and that our focus on revitalizing the region is delivering results. More needs to be done. This year, we will build on that work to deliver another on-time budget that creates jobs in every region, connects New Yorkers with new economic opportunities, and continues to make our communities more prosperous.”

Livingston County's rate dropped from November to December, 6.3 percent to 6.1 percent.  Orleans' rate is 8.4 percent and Wyoming is 7.3.

Dave Olsen
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Joined: Oct 12 2008

Now Andrew wouldn't anything like this during a re-election year would he?

"The question of intentional hoodwinking for political agendas versus low paid workers having to interview people all day on a quota is really unanswered. Yet none of that matters. If any portion of this story is true, it means data integrity is compromised. All sorts of policies, funds, legislation and even Wall Street are tied to the unemployment rate. Suspecting fictional statistics, just the concept, could result in no confidence of government statistics."


Cory Hawley
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Joined: Aug 23 2009

6.1 percent not persent

Jeff Allen
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Joined: Jun 5 2009

Cuomo does very little for upstate NY and it could certainly be argued that some of his policies show downright disdain for us. However when our unemployment rate is favorable DESPITE not because of his policies, we suddenly become useful idiots for press releases.

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