The Unemployment Rates in December 2021 Were Lower in Every New York State County Compared to a Year Ago
The New York State Department of Labor today released preliminary local area unemployment rates for December 2021. Rates are calculated using methods prescribed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The State’s area unemployment rates rely in part on the results of the Current Population Survey, which contacts approximately 3,100 households in New York State each month. To recap last week’s statewide press release, New York State’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 6.6% in November to 6.2% in December 2021.
Local Area Unemployment Rates*(%)
December 2020 and December 2021 (Not seasonally adjusted)
Labor force statistics, including the unemployment rate, for New York and every other state are based on statistical regression models specified by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. These are the most up-to-date estimates of persons employed and unemployed by place of residence. Estimates are available for New York State, labor market regions, metropolitan areas, counties and municipalities with population of at least 25,000.