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September 26, 2018 - 10:44am

Local unemployment rate in August the lowest it's been in 18 years

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

For the first time since 2007, the August unemployment rate for Genesee County is below 4 percent, hitting 3.5 percent this August.

The rate hasn't been that low or lower since 2000 when it was 3.4 percent in August.

Genesee County's unemployment rate hasn't been as low as 3.5 percent in any month since May 2001.

The rate in August 2017 was 4.2 percent.

The total labor force for Genesee County in August was 30,400 with 1,100 people out of work and actively looking for work.

In August 2001, there were 31,900 people in Genesee County in the labor force with 1,200 looking for work.

New York State's unemployment rate is 4.1 percent, down from 4.9 percent a year ago. The national unemployment rate is 3.9 percent, down from 4.5 percent a year ago.

Nationally, the economy has added jobs for 95 straight months.

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Thanks to President Trump!

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https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

Looks to me like it is simply decreasing at the same rate as during the Obama administration... So, "Thank you, President Obama.... and thank you President Trump."

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It isn't really a surprise. Genesee County is one of the few areas of NY State that embraces President Trumps Agenda. Of course we are doing well. I credit all the hard working Republican men and women that work tirelessly everyday to bring prosperity to the county.

Keep up the great work! Make NY Great Again!!!

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My guess is that there are two commentators in this thread who frequently wear their "My Attorney Got Arrested" hats. ;-)

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That constant downward slope since 2009. Thanks Obama. I'd almost dare go back the 90's and thank Clinton for doing the same.

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