Private sector job change

The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly in November, according to the state Department of Labor.

In New York, November's rate reached 4.7 percent, which continues a downward trend, from 4.9 percent in September and 4.8 percent in October.

According to the report, the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, which consists of Warren and Washington counties, added 500 jobs in November. October's unemployment rate was 4.1 percent. November's rate has not been released.

The area is also slightly below the average for gaining jobs in the private sector year over year in the state. The state average is 1.2 percent to 1.6 percent.

The state's private sector job count increased by 26,000, according to a news release. The private sector job count is based on a payroll survey of 18,000 state employers, conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

— Adam Colver

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