The New York State Department of Labor reports the Binghamton Job Market continues to struggle.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News


The November statistics show the region lost 500 non-farm jobs, including government positions over the past year while Ithaca added 1,600 jobs.  New York City added 79,600 jobs for the year. State-wide, the Labor Department reported the addition of a total 116,000 private-sector and government non-farm jobs from November 2018 to November 2019.

The State-wide unemployment rate stood at 4.0%, steady from October’s numbers, compared to 3.4% nationally. The National rate fell  .1% percent from October.  The labor department says the unemployment rate for areas outside of New York City in the state stood at 3.9%, again, no change from the rate posted in October.

Most sectors reported gains, including a big bump in Educational and Health Services while losses were posted in Manufacturing, Construction… which is impacted by seasonal factors, Financial Activities and other services.