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December 27, 2018 - 3:23pm

Local unemployment rate hits lowest November level in at least 28 years

posted by Howard B. Owens in jobs, economy, news, notify.

Genesee County's unemployment rate was a point and a half lower in November than it was in the previous November, dropping from 5 percent to 3.5 percent.

The state's online records for monthly unemployment rates only goes back to 1990 and in that span, the November rate has never been lower, though it was 3.8 percent in 2000.

The state reports that 29,000 people in Genesee County have jobs, compared to 27,000 a year ago. There are 30,000 people in the local labor force.

The state's unemployment rate is 3.5 percent and was 4.4 percent a year ago. The GLOW region's rate is 3.4 percent, down from 5.2 percent a year ago.

For November, 22,300 non-farm jobs are reported based in Genesee County, compared to 22,200 a year ago. Total private sector jobs has grown from 16,400 to 16,600.

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I remember years ago How it sucked in Batavia money wise ,,,, I applied for a Job as a a CNC Lathe man and was offered the Job at the riches of a King =Minimum wage $6.00 a Hr.. went to another place and applied for a welding position -Oh yea they wanted Me -Minimum wage again ! Im so happy to see the Pool of good workers so depleted That employers are forced To actually pay a fair wage !! Unfortunately NY state sucks the life out of business so bad they really cant afford to pay well !! Get a load of this fact--I live in WV and have a Part time Job at a Big Box Home improvement store Mixing paint for $14.75 an hr-with benefits,,,,,,, Yes Im glad employment is good in Genesee county ---!! its about time --Thanks president TRUMP for the Lower taxes --MAGA

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