Genesee County's unemployment rate drops again; 800 jobs added to local economy
Genesee County's unemployment rate of 2.8 percent in April is the lowest early spring rate on record and just a tick higher than the previous low of any time of year -- higher than reported in December when it was 2.7 percent.
A year ago in April, the rate was 4.6 percent.
The pre-pandemic low for April was 3.1 percent in 2019.
The NYS Labor Department reports 29,500 Genesee County residents are in the labor force, up from 28,900 a year ago and two hundred workers more than a month earlier.
According to the reported data, there are 800 county residents looking for work. A year ago, there were 1,300 residents listed as unemployed.
The labor department also reports 22,300 non-farm jobs in Genesee County, up from 21,500 in April a year ago.
There are 17,100 private sector jobs compared to 16,400 a year ago. There are now 5,100 government jobs in the county, which is 100 more than a year ago.