Long Island’s unemployment rate falls to near-record low

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Long Island’s unemployment rate fell to a near-record low for the region last month.

The unadjusted unemployment rate for Long Island in April was 2.7%, down significantly from March’s rate of 3.4%, according to preliminary figures from the New York State Department of Labor.

The unadjusted April unemployment rate for Nassau County was 2.6% and the rate for Suffolk County was 2.8%, the DOL reports. Last month’s unemployment rate for Nassau was just above the county’s all-time low of 2.4% recorded in December 1998.

The April unemployment rate for Long Island was well below the 5% unemployment rate recorded in April 2021.

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.6% in March to 4.5% in April.

New York City had the highest unemployment rates in the state in April, led by the Bronx (8.3%); Brooklyn (6%); Queens (5.5%) and Staten Island (5.2%).

Tompkins and Saratoga counties led the state with the lowest unemployment rate in April at 2.3%, followed by Columbia County at 2.4% and Yates County at 2.5% .

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