In a New York State Department of Labor update, numbers revealed preliminary that local area unemployment in December decreased from December 2013 in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area. It is now at 4.6 percent.
Saratoga and Albany counties both made the list of the state's top ten lowest unemployment rates at 4.3 and 4.4 percent.
Statewide, the private sector job count increased by 114,200 from December 2013 to December 2014. In December 2014, the number of private sector jobs in the state was 7,638,200, an all-time high.
In addition, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 5.9 percent in November 2014 to 5.8 percenr in December 2014, its lowest level since September 2008.