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Area’s unemployment drops to 5.5%

Rochester’s economy showed striking improvement in April, with a marked decrease in the unemployment rate and increases in both non-farm and private-sector jobs, the state Department of Labor reported Tuesday.

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Rochester region adds jobs in April

Rochester’s economy continued to show improvement in April, with an increase in non-farm and private-sector jobs, while statewide the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in more than five years.

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New-vehicle sales surge in April

New-vehicle sales in Monroe County continued to improve last month, Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.

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Fewer young New Yorkers voted in 2012

The number of young people who voted in 2012 in New York declined from the number of young voters in 2008, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows.

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