Northern New York Newspapers
Watertown
Ogdensburg
Massena-Potsdam
Lowville
Carthage
Malone
NNY Business
NNY Living
NNY Ads
Wed., Oct. 22
SUBSCRIBE
Serving the communities of Massena and Potsdam, New York
Related Stories

April jobless rates down in St. Lawrence, Franklin Jefferson, Lewis counties

PREV
NEXT
ARTICLE OPTIONS
A A
print this article
e-mail this article

CANTON - Unemployment rates for April 2014 are down from last year in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties, according to statistics released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor.

Nevertheless, Lewis and Jefferson counties tallied the third and fourth highest jobless rates across the state for the month, respectively. Lewis County had a rate of 8.7 percent in April, down from 10.5 percent in April 2013. Jefferson County had a rate of 8.2 percent, down from 10.1 percent over the same period, St. Lawrence County had a rate of 7.7 percent, down from 9.4 percent, and Franklin County had a rate of 7.5 percent, down from 9.5 percent.

April unemployment rates in all three counties are down from March, when rates were 10.7 percent in Lewis County, 10.1 percent in Jefferson County 9.2 percent in St. Lawrence County and 8.8 percenrt in St. Lawrence County..

Across the 52-county region in upstate New York, the April 2014 unemployment rate fell from 7.4 to 5.7 percent compared with a year ago. Statewide, the rate fell from 7.4 to 6.1 percent during the same period; nationwide, the rate fell from 7.1 to 5.9 percent.

Commenting rules:
  1. Stick to the topic of the article/letter/editorial.
  2. When responding to issues raised by other commenters, do not engage in personal attacks or name-calling.
  3. Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning.
Violators' commenting privileges may be revoked indefinitely. By commenting you agree to our full Terms of Use.
Giveaway
Syracuse Football Tickets Giveaway
Connect with Us
DCO on FacebookWDT on Twitter