The number of jobs in the Utica-Rome metropolitan area has decreased in the last year, according to data released by the state Department of Labor on Thursday.
For the 12-month period that ended with August 2019, the nonfarm job count in the area fell by 400, or 0.3 percent, reaching 129,000.
Private sector employment dropped as well, by 100, or 0.1 percent, to 98,000.
Local industries with job gains over the year inlude education and health services (+400), professional and business services (+100), and other services (+100).
Losses were posted in local government (-300), wholesale trade (-200), and trade, transportation and utilities (-600).