St. Lawrence County joblessness rises to 11% in June
Unemployment in St. Lawrence County increased slightly last month, according to figures from the state Department of Labor.
The jobless rate in St. Lawrence County rose to 11 percent in June from 10.3 percent in May.A year earlier, the rate stood at 10.7 percent.
The increase of .7 percent was comparable to many other upstate counties, matching the .7 percent rise from May to June in Clinton County, and less than the .8 percent rise in Cortland and .9 percent in Allegany.
In neighboring Franklin County, to our east, the jobless rate rose .2 percent, from 9.7 percent in May to 9.9 percent in June.
To our west in Jefferson County, the rate dropped from 9.7 percent in May to 9.6 percent in June.
The Labor Department says these figures have not yet been adjusted for seasonal factors.