The Capital Region's unemployment rate was 7 percent in November, according to the state Department of Labor. That's up from 6.7 percent in November 2009. The region is down about 3,000 jobs compared to a year ago.
There were more than 31,000 unemployed people in the Capital Region in November.
New York State's unemployment rate was 8.3 percent in November -- up from 8.2 percent in October and down from 8.9 percent in November 2009. The total job count in the state was down 300 last month.
The national unemployment rate was 9.8 percent last month -- up from 9.6 in October and 10 in November 2009.
Anecdotal, but... We feel like we got a small view into the job market via the hiring process for the associate editor job with AOA. It's been sobering.
We got a lot of applications. And a lot of those people have skills and experience. There just aren't that many opportunities out there right now.
All data from NYS DOL. Capital Region data are not seasonally adjusted, so it's best to compare the same month from different years. State level data is adjusted, so if you'd like to compare one month to the next, go for it.
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