Unemployment rate for Genesee County drops, more jobs reported
Submitted by Howard Owens on June 20, 2011 - 1:06pm
Unemployment in Genesee County fell to 7.1 percent for May 2011, down from April's figure of 8.0, and lower than a year ago when unemployment was 7.6.
Total non-farm jobs increased from April to May by 1,300 positions, going from 22,500 jobs in Genesee County to 23,800.
The May figure is the same as it was in May 2010.
Private-sector jobs increased month-over-month from 16,300 to 17,600, which also represents a year-over-year increase for May of 100 jobs.
Government jobs remained unchanged month-to-month, and down by 100 jobs year-over-year, going from 16,300 to 16,200.
Leisure and hospitality jobs, such as those jobs counted at Darien Lake Theme Park, were up 45 percent from April to May, going from 2,400 to 3,500. In May 2010, the category had 3,400 jobs.
Nationally, the unemployment rate for May was 8.7 percent and for New York was 7.7 percent.