Unemployment down across the state, according to new survey

The State Labor Department has released area unemployment rates, and Central New York appears to be trending in a positive direction.

The report, which lists metropolitan areas and non-metro counties, has Syracuse at 6.1 percent, which is down from 7.4 percent last year.

Utica-Rome is listed as 6.2 percent, down from 7.7 percent last year. Non-metro counties came in at 6.4 percent, down from 7.8 percent.

The survey showed that private sector jobs increased by more than 106,000 across the state.

Do these numbers reflect the reality of jobs in Central New York?