The State Department of Labor has released unemployment figures for the month of October.
The state‚Äôs 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 County‚Äôs unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.1 percent.
The state added 9,000 private sector jobs last month, bringing the state‚Äôs job count to a record high of nearly 7.5 million.