County's unemployment rate drops year over year for February
While Genesee County's unemployment rate is lower than a year ago for February, it is slightly higher than January and remains higher than the 12-month low.
The Labor Department reports the county's rate for February was 7.5 percent. A year earlier it was 8.6 percent and a month earlier it was 7.3 percent. The 12-month low is 5.7 percent in August.
The state's rate is 7.7 percent, down from 8.6 percent a year ago.
The rate in Livingston County is 7.2 percent, 10.2 in Orleans and 9.1 in Wyoming.