The Rochester area unemployment rate fell again in May. It was at 5.1 percent, compared to the 5.7 percent rate at this time a year ago. The April rate was 5.2 percent.
State Labor Analyst Tammy Marino says the fact we saw an additional 7100 private sector jobs in May compared to a year ago, is reflected in those numbers.
"We certainly have more employers hiring and the employees that are hiring represent a very diverse group of employers and as a result, the local jobless rate fell to its lowest May level since before the onset of the recession."