posted on July 23, 2013 13:31
Genesee County’s unemployment rate for June is unchanged from the month before, but more than a percent lower than one year ago.
Recent data from the state Department of Labor pins the county’s unemployment rate at 6.2 percent. In June 2012, it was 7.4 percent.
Neighboring Orleans County saw a big improvement in its rate which hovered over 10 a year ago. It stands at 8.4 percent in June. The rest of Western New York’s unemployment rate settled below 7.9 percent for June.
New York’s unemployment rate finally fell below the national average at 7.6 percent.