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Survey shows area business conditions worsen

General business conditions in the Rochester area plummeted in August, a monthly survey by the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. shows. Nine percent of area businesses and individuals reported better conditions last month, down from 29 percent in July. ...

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Poll finds area hiring outlook in nation’s top 3

The hiring outlook among Rochester-area businesses is expected to be among the strongest in the nation in the coming quarter, a Manpower Inc. poll of employer work force plans shows.

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Rochester holds its own in an uneasy housing market

At a time when many other areas of the country are coping with plummeting home values and decreased interest in homebuilding, the Rochester region remains enclosed in a protective bubble.  "We have these little bumps in the road, but we ...

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Employee confidence dips in July, report shows

Worker confidence in New York fell slightly in July, after reaching its highest point this year in June, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The New York Employment Report employee confidence index decreased to 46.7 last month ...

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Online job listings reach nine-month high

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising improved to its highest level in nine months, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Some 11,900 online job ads were posted here in August, up from 10,200 in July, but down from 15,300 a year ago. New, ...

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Employee confidence dips in July, report shows

Worker confidence in New York fell slightly in July, after reaching its highest point this year in June, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The New York Employment Report employee confidence index decreased to 46.7 last month ...

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Online job listings reach nine-month high

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising improved to its highest level in nine months, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Some 11,900 online job ads were posted here in August, up from 10,200 in July, but down from 15,300 a year ago. New, ...

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Employee confidence dips in July, report shows

Worker confidence in New York fell slightly in July, after reaching its highest point this year in June, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The New York Employment Report employee confidence index decreased to 46.7 last month ...

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Employee confidence dips in July, report shows

Worker confidence in New York fell slightly in July, after reaching its highest point this year in June, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows.

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Rochester area loses jobs in July

The Rochester-area economy showed mixed signals in July, with a month-over-month improvement in the unemployment rate but an overall loss of non-farm and private-sector jobs. The jobless rate was 8.2 percent last month, down from 8.4 percent in June but ...

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Rochester area loses jobs in July

The Rochester-area economy showed mixed signals in July, with a month-over-month improvement in the unemployment rate but an overall loss of non-farm and private-sector jobs.

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New car sales soar in July

Sales of new vehicles skyrocketed in July, bucking a historical trend here, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Monroe County dealers sold some 3,697 new vehicles last month, up more than 25 percent from 2,950 in June and more ...

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New car sales soar in July

Sales of new vehicles skyrocketed in July, bucking a historical trend here, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. The increased sales coincide with the federal Cash for Clunkers bill signed into law in June.

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Online job listings rebound slightly from June

Rochester’s online help-wanted rebounded slightly in July, mirroring regional and national trends, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Some 10,200 online job ads were posted here in July, up from 10,000 in June, but down from 13,400 a year ago. New, ...

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