The State Department of Labor has released unemployment figures for the month of October.
The stateâ€™s unemployment rate is 7.7 percent, slightly higher than the national average.
Tompkins County retains its title as the county with the lowest unemployment rate in all of New York State at 4.8 percent.
Cortland Countyâ€™s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.1 percent.
The state added 9,000 private sector jobs last month, bringing the stateâ€™s job count to a record high of nearly 7.5 million.