Jobless rate up in the North Country
Watertown (Nathan Lehman WTNY -- Unemployment in the North Country still up significantly from where it was a year ago according to the latest numbers from the New York State Labor Department.
According to the latest figures, unemployment in Jefferson County for the month of August was 8.9%. That's down from July, but up from 8.3% that was recorded a year ago.
Lewis County's unemployment rate was 8.6%, up from 8% a year ago.
St. Lawrence County's jobless rate was the highest in the area at 10.8%. Up from 10.1% a year ago.
All three numbers matched the statewide trend. The overall state average for the month was 8.8%. Up from 8.1% in August of last year.
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