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Health care jobs increase 3.5 percent in Rochester area

The Rochester metropolitan area gained some 2,700 jobs in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector between July 2014 and July 2015, reflecting that sector’s strong statewide growth, according to the latest report issued on Aug. 20 by the New York State Department of Labor. The increase was somewhat offset by a loss of 1,100 local jobs—or 5 percent—in the Financial Activities sector over the past year; among upstate metro areas, only Buffalo added jobs in that sector. The number of government employees statewide remained flat with the prior year and declined in all upstate metro areas, with one exception: Albany.

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