Long Island unemployment rate ticks upward


The Long Island unemployment rate rose slightly last month, though it remains near historically low levels. 

The not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for Long Island in June was 2.9 percent, up slightly from the 2.7 percent rate recorded in May, according to preliminary numbers from the New York State Department of Labor. 

The June not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for Nassau County was 2.9 percent and the rate for Suffolk County was 3 percent, the DOL reports.  

June’s unemployment rate for Long Island was well below the 4.9 percent unemployment rate recorded in June 2021. 

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 4.4 percent in June, same as it was in May. 

New York City had the highest unemployment rates in the state in June, led by the Bronx (8.4 percent); Brooklyn (6.3 percent); Queens (5.7 percent) and Staten Island (5.7 percent). 

Saratoga, Columbia and Yates counties led the state with the lowest unemployment rate in June at 2.6 percent, followed by Wyoming County at 2.7 percent, and Rockland, Genesee and Tompkins counties at 2.8 percent. 


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