Jan 27, 2009 — New numbers came out last week from the state Department of Labor. And the comparisons between December 2007 and 2008 are grim: Every county in northern New York reported at least a two percent rise in unemployment. In Clinton and Essex Counties, the rate went up by more than three and a half percent. These numbers mean that each county across northern New York added about a thousand people to its roster of unemployed. In some counties, it was more than 2,000 people. Martha Foley has more.