Unemployment Dips Below 10% For Most Metro Areas In NY

ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – The unemployment rate in most of the state’s metro areas in New York dipped below 10% in August for the first time since March, according to preliminary data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor. New York City still topped the list among the state’s metro areas, with an unemployment rate of 16.3% last month, but that’s a drop of nearly four points compared to the city’s numbers in July. When the state Department of Labor released the state’s unemployment rates for July last month, only one metro area had reported an unemployment rate less than 10%. That was Ithaca, where it was 9.9% at the time. But, in August, things changed.

New York To Close Two State Prisons

“Jobs are very important to us in Livingston County and these were jobs  that were well paying and jobs, which the individuals spent money; some of the folks do live here in our county and they spend dollars at businesses and help sales tax.”

Remembering The ‘American St. Nick’

ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Richard Brookins died last Thursday at the age of 96.  He was a WWII veteran but his impact as a soldier is perhaps best known for the impromptu decision to have him dress up as Saint Nicholas on December 5th, 1944.

President Trump Visits Upstate NY Today

ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – President Donald Trump will be in Upstate New York on Monday, making a couple of stops.  He will first travel to Fort Drum on Monday afternoon where he will sign the National Defense Authorization Act.

Seneca Falls Company To Lay Off 36 people

ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – A company with operations in Seneca Falls is laying off  about  a quarter of its workforce. Xylem, a water technology company, recently informed the NYS Labor Department it is laying off 36 of its 138 employees for economic reasons.