NYS Unemployment Rate Continues to Rise as Jobs Fall

Oswego, NY – A state labor department analyst is giving his take on the latest unemployment figures.

New York's unemployment rate climbed to 7 percent in December. That's the highest rate in almost 15 years. Meanwhile, the number of private sector jobs dropped by 100,000 over the past three months.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Statewide Labor Market Analyst with the New York State Department of Labor, Kevin Jack.