The New York State Department of Labor has released unemployment rates for November and the Utica-Rome area saw an increase.

The local unemployment rate was 5.3 percent last month, up from 4.7 percent in November 2016.The statewide unemployment rate fell last month from 4.8 percent to 4.7 percent.

Meanwhile, New York state added 109,300 private sector jobs from November 2016 to November of this year.