ALBANY, N.Y. – The NYS Department of Labor has released the preliminary area unemployment rates for January 2014.
The Albany-Schenectady-Troy area has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Upstate New York. According to the rates, in January 2013 the unemployment rate for the area was 8-percent. In January 2014, the rates have decreased to 6.3-percent.
The state's private sector job count increased by 119,600 from January 2013 to January 2014. The overall unemployment rate was at 6.8-percent in January 2014.