Island’s jobless rate dipped to 4.2% in July

Long Island’s unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in July, down 0.6 percentage points from a year ago, the state Labor Department reported Tuesday.

Nassau County’s rate decreased by 0.6 percentage points to 4.0 percent, while Suffolk County’s rate decreased by the same 0.6 percentage points to 4.4 percent. By comparison, New York State’s rate was 5.0 percent and the national rate was 5.1 percent.

The rates are not seasonably adjusted.

Nassau’s 4.0 percent rate ranks it among the lowest in the state, topped only by Hamilton County (3.0 %), Columbia (3.5 %), Saratoga (3.6 %) and Ontario (3.9 %).

Current unemployment rates for all 62 counties in New York State are here.

Labor force data for the current month are preliminary and subject to revision as more information becomes available the following month. Revised estimates for prior months are available at: http://labor.ny.gov/stats/LSLAUS.shtm.