Otsego County unemployment rose slightly in January from 6.4 percent to 6.6 percent. According to the New York State Department of Labor 25,600 people are employed in the county which is a drop of 100 from January 2017. Unemployment in Chenango and Delaware Counties was also up in January. The state’s unemployment rate is 5.1 percent. Queens County has the lowest unemployment rate at 4 percent, and Hamilton County has the highest at 11.4 percent.

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