Watertown(WTNY)-While high, the latest jobless numbers for Northern New York show an improvement from a year ago.
The New York State Department of Labor released the numbers for June on Tuesday. Jefferson County's rate was 8.8% for the month, down from 9.4% a year ago. Lewis County's rate was 9%, down from 9.5% in June 2012. St. Lawrence County's rate was 9.6%. That's down over a percentage point, 10.8%, from a year ago. The statewide average for the month was 7.8%, down from 8.4 in June of last year.