St. Lawrence County jobless rate 0.6 percent higher than state rate
The unemployment rate in St. Lawrence County currently stands at 4.5%, without seasonal adjustment, 0.6 percent higher than the New York state seasonally adjusted rate.
According to a state Department of Labor report issued this week, the county’s unemployment rate decreased 0.3 percent when comparing Aug. 2022 to Aug. 2023.The state unemployment rate is 3.9 percent.
In neighboring counties, the unemployment in Jefferson County is 3.8 percent, down 0.2 percent from 4.0 percent in Aug. 2023. Franklin County’s unemployment rate is 3.6 percent, a drop of 0.1 percent from 3.7 percent in Aug. 2022.
Rates are calculated using methods prescribed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The State’s area unemployment rates rely in part on the results of the Current Population Survey, which contacts approximately 3,100 households in New York State each month.