The state Department of Labor announced Tuesday that unemployment rates fell in the lower Hudson Valley’s three counties in December.
Putnam County’s rate in December was 4.8 percent and Rockland’s was 4.9 percent. Westchester County’s was 5.2 percent.
Together the region had an unemployment rate of 5.1 percent in December, down from 6.9 percent in December of 2012.
Only the Ithica metro area’s 4.1 percent unemployment rate was lower than the lower Hudson Valley metro area’s.