GLENS FALLS — The Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Warren and Washington counties, added 1,000 jobs, a 1.8% increase, from May 2018 to May 2019, according to state Department of Labor data.
The Glens Falls area saw a gain of 800 private-sector jobs during that time — also a 1.8% increase.
The statewide private-sector job count increased by 87,400, or 1.1%, from May 2018.
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The overall statewide unemployment rate ticked up from 3.9% to 4%, reflecting a weak national jobs report in May, according to a news release. Private-sector payrolls increased by less than 100,000.
The Glens Falls area’s unemployment rate dropped from 3.8% in May 2018 to 3.6% this May.