Unemployment rates down across state, including Utica-Rome, in December

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The Utica-Rome area’s unemployment rate fell from 5.5 percent in December 2017 to 4.3 percent in December 2018, according to a report from the state Labor Department.

The unemployment rate increased from 3.7 percent in November 2018, the report added.

That’s in line with the last decade of statistics, with the jobless rate increasing from November to December each year, the department noted.

Unemployment is expected is rise in January, as it has every year for the last 10 years, according to the state.

“In January, with the arrival of colder temperatures and the end of the holiday season, expect seasonal declines in education and health services, leisure and hospitality, natural resource, mining and construction, other services, professional and business services, and retail trade,” read the report.

The local county-wide unemployment rates for December 2018 are as follows, according to the state Labor Department statistics:

Oneida County — 4.2 percent, up from 3.6 percent in November and down from 5.3 percent in December 2017.

Madison County — 4.4 percent, up from 3.6 percent in November and down from 5.8 percent in December 2017.

Lewis County — 5.6 percent, up from 4.1 percent in November and down from 6.9 percent in December 2017.

Herkimer County — 4.8 percent, up from 4.0 percent in November and down from 6.2 percent in December 2017.

Oswego County — 5.3 percent, up from 4.4 percent in November and down from 6.9 percent in December 2017.

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