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Western New York unemployment rates highest in state

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Posted at 11:24 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 23:24:21-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Counties in Western New have the highest unemployment rate in all of New York State, according to data released Wednesday.

The New York State Department of Labor reports the Buffalo and Niagara Falls area unemployment rate is 19.2 percent for the month of April.

At the same time last year, the rate was 3.9 percent.

Niagara County has a jobless rate of more than 20 percent.

More information on unemployment rates can be found here.