The latest unemployment numbers for the North Country were released by the state
The latest unemployment numbers for the North Country were released by the state on Tuesday. The report shows a slight uptick in jobless numbers compared to a year ago. Jefferson County's rate was 10.1% in April, down a full percentage point from March, but up slightly from a year ago. Lewis County's rate was 10.2%, up from 9.9% in April 2011. St. Lawrence County's unemployment rate was 10.1% last month. That's actually down from 10.3% a year ago. The statewide average for April was 8.1%.
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