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Rochester adds third highest number of jobs upstate in January (access required)

Rochester’s economy showed some improvement in January, adding the third highest number of jobs among upstate regions, the state Department of Labor reported this week. Following several months of private-sector job losses, the Rochester metropolitan region—which includes Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne and Yates counties—gained 3,400 nonfarm jobs, or 0.7 percent, while private-sector jobs increased by ...

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