Unemployment rates by region for November released today by the state Department of Labor shows how some areas of the state continue to struggle and some are prospering.
And while much of the high unemployment is in upstate, rural counties, it’s also in the big cities: the Bronx and Brooklyn rank first and third in unemployment.
The Bronx is the only county in the state with unemployment above 10 percent, at 11.2 percent. It was followed by 9 percent in Jefferson County, which includes Watertown, and 8.7 percent in Brooklyn.
Then there’s the flip side.
Unemployment in Tompkins County, home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, was 4.4 percent, followed by 5 percent in Putnam County and 5.1 percent in Nassau County.