Unemployment in the Rochester Area Rises for the 4th Consecutive Month

The local unemployment rate has risen for the 4th consecutive month.

The state Labor Department reports the jobless rate for the Rochester metro is up to 3.2% in July.

That's a tenth of a point increase from June, and 7-tenths of a point lower than the record-low 2.5% in April.

The rate is lower than the statewide rate of 3.9%.

And the metro has gained nearly 11,000 jobs year-over-year.

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