Essex County has the 4th highest unemployment rate in the State. That’s according to November unemployment reports released today by the State Department of Labor Statistics. According to the report, the state’s private sector job count increased by 88,000 from November 2011 to November 2012. Tomkins County has the lowest unemployment in New York at 5.4% and Bronx County the highest with 11.8% unemployment. Essex County’s unemployment rate is 9.8%.