Henderson County had a 5.1 percent unemployment rate in February, with 1,820 unemployed - both highs for the year.
"The tight labor force supply will likely have the effect of moderating the growth rates we have seen for the past few years", he said. The amount of people employed and unemployed has also not changed, so the labor force for this county remains at 24,500.
Scott County's jobless rate fared better than Clinton County's, which came in at 3.4 percent in November, down a point from a year ago.
The county's jobless rate has fluttered around 4 percent to 5 percent all year, according to department figures. The rate is down from November 2016's rate of 8.2 percent. Wilson County's rate in November represented 1,880 unemployed workers compared to a 69,750-person workforce and does not include those who did not file with the labor department or no longer receive benefits. The county unemployment rate was 5.4 percent, up from 5.1 percent in October.
Greg A. Gardner, an associate business professor at SUNY Potsdam, said unemployment typically rises in the winter months in St. Lawrence County as summer businesses close for the season and agricultural work declines. Growth in seven industry sectors construction; manufacturing; financial activities; education and health services; leisure and hospitality; other services and government beat seasonal expectations, adding a total of 2,900 jobs.
Despite the decline in Yakima County's decline in unemployment rate, it's still above the statewide rate of 4.2 percent.
From November 2016 to November 2017, all 15 areas added jobs, with the largest percentage gains in the Barnstable, New Bedford, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury, Springfield, and Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead areas.
Total payroll employment fell by 230 jobs in November. Of these online postings, 5,170 were classified as hard-to-fill, down from 5,313 a year ago. Almost 24 percent of those hard-to-fill jobs were in health care and included physicians, surgeons, psychiatrists, occupational and physical therapists and support positions.
"While unemployment rates remain near historically low levels in many counties, there are still areas that need our assistance", Commissioner Phillips said.
In November, 7,390 Morgan County residents had jobs, down from 7,480 in October, and 280 residents did not have jobs, up from 260.
Crawford: 4.2 percent, up from 4.0 percent.
Counties with unemployment rates higher than York's were Adams, Arthur, Banner, Blaine, Box Butte, Burt, Cheyenne, Clay, Dakota, Dawson, Dixon, Douglas, Gage, Gosper, Greeley, Hall, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Johnson, Keith, Knox, Lincoln, Loup, Morrill, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Pierce, Platte, Richardson, Rock, Sarpy, Saunders, Scotts Bluff, Sioux, Thomas, Thurston, Washington and Webster. Madison Countys unemployment rate remained the lowest at 2 percent.