ALBANY - Jobless numbers in Fulton and Montgomery counties improved slightly in November from the month before, according to figures released by the New York State Department of Labor.
In Fulton County, the number of adults unemployed and looking for work decreased from 2,700 in October to 2,600 in November, dropping the unemployment rate from 10.1 percent to 9.7 percent.
In Montgomery County, the number of adults unemployed and looking for work decreased from 2,300 in October to 2,200 in November, dropping the unemployment rate from 10.1 percent to 9.7 percent.
Both counties' overall employment outlook has changed little over the last year, however, as the new data show the total numbers of people who are employed in the two counties did not change from November 2011 to November 2012.
In Fulton County, about 24,100 people were employed in November of both years. In Montgomery County, that figure was 21,500, also unchanged from the year before.
Hamilton County's job outlook has worsened, according to the new data.
The state Labor Department released the following unemployment rates for November for local counties.
Fulton County: 9.7 percent
Montgomery County: 9.7 percent
Hamilton County: 10.5 percent
The unemployment rate rose from 7.4 percent in October to 10.5 percent in November.
The unemployment rate in November 2011 was 9 percent.
The total number of people with jobs in Hamilton County dropped from 2,700 in October to 2,400 last month, according to the Department of Labor.