The State Labor Department has released local area unemployment rates for November 2012.

Compared to November 2011 Otsego County stayed the same in November 2012 at 7.3 percent. Chenango County also stayed flat, posting a 7.9 percent unemployment rate last month.

Delaware County dropped its unemployment rate this year. In 2011, the county’s rate was 8.9 percent in November, this year it's 8.3 percent.

The labor department also reports The state’s private sector job count increased by 88,000 from November 2011 to November 2012