New York has its fair share of amazing cities and not-so-great cities.  It's so funny when non-New Yorkers think that the whole state is basically New York City.  There are rural places, small towns, mid-size cities, and everything in between in our great state.  But with the good comes the bad.  This is not to knock this county or its residents, but it always lands in the number two or number one spot on every "bad" list about New York State.

This Is Absolutely The Worst County To Live In New York State

Unemployment Is The Worst In These 8 New York Counties [List]

Job opportunities have certainly bounced back from the first year of the pandemic, but there are still some counties in New York that are struggling with employment.  The statewide unemployment rate is 5.5 percent, while the rate in the United States is 3.9 percent. The New York Counties with the lowest unemployment rate are Saratoga County and Yates County, which are tied with a rate of 2.80 percent. The 8 counties below have the worst unemployment rates in NYS as of November 2021.

7. (Tie) Hamilton County - 4.50%

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7. (Tie) Herkimer County - 4.50%

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6. Montgomery County - 4.60%

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5. New York County - 6.10%

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4. Richmond County - 7.20%

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3. Queens County - 7.70%

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2. Kings County - 8.20%

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1. Bronx County - 11.20%

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If you are among the unemployed in New York State, the Department of Labor offers lots of resources.

- Apply for unemployment benefits here.
- Get job resources for people with disabilities here.
- You can search jobs here.
- There are even tips to help you create an effective resume and cover letter.
- You can check out career development opportunities here.
- Find out more about training opportunities for job seekers here.

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