The State Labor Department today released unemployment rates by county, showing that the Bronx has the highest rate and Hamilton County, the state’s smallest county, had the lowest rate.
The unemployment rate in the Bronx was a whopping 12 percent, while it was 4.2 percent in Hamilton.
The highest unemployment rate upstate was in Elmira at 7.7 percent. It was 6.2 percent in the lower Hudson Valley; 6.9 percent in Rochester; 7 percent in Poughkeepsie; and 7.5 percent in Binghamton.
It was 5.6 percent in the Ithaca area, the lowest of an area in the state.
All areas had a drop in unemployment since August 2012. Statewide the unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in August, up slightly from the prior month.