Unemployment in New York City and counties behind the Blue Line in the North Country continue to lag the rest of the state, according to Department of Labor statistics released on Tuesday.

The five counties with the lowest unemployment are all upstate or in the suburbs, according to labor statistics:

  • Tompkins County (4.1%)
  • Saratoga County (4.6%)
  • Yates County (4.6%)
  • Putnam County (4.7%)
  • Columbia County (4.8%)

Meanwhile, unemployment in the Bronx stands at 10.6 percent and in Kings County, it’s 8.6 percent.

Unemployment is still above the state average in upstate Adirondack Park counties like Essex, St. Lawrence and Franklin.

Suburban counties also are faring well, with Long Island at 4.9 percent and the northern suburbs of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam at a combined 5 percent.

The unemployment rate statewide last month was 6.7 percent, unchanged since April.

ur_map by Nick Reisman