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November’s state & local jobs report

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According to preliminary figures released by the New York State Department of Labor, the number of private sector jobs in New York State increased over the month by 24,200, or 0.3%, to 7,614,800 in November 2021.

By comparison, the number of private sector jobs in the U.S. increased by 0.2% in November 2021.

New York State’s private sector jobs (not seasonally adjusted) increased by 315,100, or 4.3%, over the year in November 2021. By comparison, the number of private sector jobs in the U.S. increased by 4.6% over the year.

New York State’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 6.9% to 6.6% in November 2021.

The number of private sector jobs in New York State is based on a payroll survey of 18,000 New York businesses conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).


Cortland County lost about 100 jobs between November 2020 and November 2021, according to state Labor Department stats just out. The state shows about 18,500 non-farm jobs in our county.

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