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Survey: Area business conditions worsen

General business conditions in the Rochester area slipped this month, a monthly survey by the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. shows. Eighteen percent of area businesses and individuals reported improved business conditions in September, compared with 25 percent in ...

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Rochester economy grows 1%

The Rochester-area economy grew by 1 percent from 2005 to 2006, lagging the national average, data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce Thursday shows.

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Worker confidence on the rise

Worker confidence in New York rebounded in August, climbing to its highest level in nearly a year, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The New York Employment Report employee confidence index increased 10 points last month, from ...

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Unemployment increases in August

The Rochester area economy declined again in August, with an increase in the unemployment rate and a decrease in the number of non-farm and private-sector jobs. The jobless rate in Rochester grew to 5.7 percent last month from 5.6 percent ...

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Unemployment increases in August

The Rochester area economy declined again in August, with an increase in the unemployment rate and a decrease in the number of non-farm and private-sector jobs.

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Worker confidence on the rise

Worker confidence in New York rebounded in August, climbing to its highest level in nearly a year, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows.

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Area new and used car sales decline

Monthly sales of new and used vehicles in Monroe County in August continued to lag 2007, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Area dealers sold 3,436 new cars and trucks last month, down more than 4 percent from 3,591 ...

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Area new and used car sales decline

Monthly sales of new and used vehicles in Monroe County in August continued to lag 2007, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.

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Survey: NY’s best days have passed

More than half of New York residents believe the country’s best economic days are behind us and the next generation will have to accept a lower standard of living, a monthly survey by Siena Research Institute shows. However, some 40 ...

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Survey: NY’s best days have passed

More than half of New York residents believe the country’s best economic days are behind us and the next generation will have to accept a lower standard of living, a monthly survey by Siena Research Institute shows.

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Rochester hiring outlook among best

The hiring outlook among Rochester-area businesses was the sixth best in the nation in the past quarter, a Manpower Inc. poll of employer work force plans shows. Half of area businesses interviewed for the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey expect to ...

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Rochester hiring outlook among best

The hiring outlook among Rochester-area businesses was the sixth best in the nation in the past quarter, a Manpower Inc. poll of employer work force plans shows.

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Online job listings reach record high

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising reached a record high in August in terms of new ads and total ads, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Some 15,300 online job ads were posted here last month, up from 13,000 in July and 11,000 ...

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Online job listings reach record high

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising reached a record high in August in terms of new ads and total ads, the Conference Board Inc. reported.

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Consumer confidence up in upstate

Overall confidence among upstate consumers continued to rise in August, a monthly survey by the Siena Research Institute shows. Overall confidence in upstate—which includes both current and future confidence—increased to 51.9 from 50.4 in July, but was down from 69.9 ...

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