According to the New York State Department of Labor, unemployment in Dutchess County rose to 12.5% in July. The unemployment rate in June was 11.4%. This contrasts starkly with the pre-pandemic rate of 4.0% in March.

These numbers do not yet reflect the expiration of extended unemployment benefits and the end of small business support.

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