County's unemployment rate hits record low for March
Genesee County's unemployment rate in March was 4.6 percent, the lowest March rate since at least 1990.
The rate a year ago was 5.4 percent.
The county's labor force is reportedly 29,100, down 100 people from a year ago. The number of county residents with jobs is reported at 27,800, up 200 from a year ago. The number of residents seeking employment is 1,300, down from 1,600 a year ago.
In 1990, there was 30,800 residents in the labor pool with 29,200 holding jobs.
The unemployment rate in March for the GLOW region is 4.9 percent, down from 5.8 percent a year ago and also the lowest recorded rate since 1990.
The state's unemployment rate is 4.1 percent, down from 4.6 percent a year ago and nationally, the rate is 3.9 percent, down from 4.1 percent a year ago.
According to the last employment update the vast majority of new jobs are in government. That very pertinent information is absent this month. I see another business on main in Batavia has closed. More information that the people don't need to know. It was very newsy when it opened.