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Jobless rate rises to 4.9 percent in Nov.

The Rochester area’s economy continued to weaken in November with an increase in the unemployment rate and year-over-year job losses. The jobless rate in Rochester climbed to 4.9 percent in November from 4.2 percent in October and 4.8 percent a ...

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Jobless rate rises to 4.9 percent in Nov.

The Rochester area’s economy continued to weaken in November with an increase in the unemployment rate and year-over-year job losses.

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Area employers predict staffing will remain steady

A majority of Rochester area businesses expect to maintain current staffing levels over the next three months, according to a Manpower Inc. poll of employer work force plans. Some 73 percent of the companies interviewed for the Manpower Employment Outlook ...

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Area employers predict staffing will remain steady

A majority of Rochester area businesses expect to maintain current staffing levels over the next three months, according to a Manpower Inc. poll of employer work force plans.

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Car sales fall below Nov. 2004 levels

Sales of used vehicles fell nearly 11 percent in November compared with October and were down 10 percent from a year ago, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. New-car sales remained relatively flat in November, down more than 1 ...

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Car sales fall below Nov. 2004 levels

Sales of used vehicles fell nearly 11 percent in November compared with October and were down 10 percent from a year ago, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.

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NY consumer confidence rises in Nov.

Overall consumer confidence in New York—including both current and future confidence—rose 5 points in November but continued to trail the nation by more than 4 points, the latest Consumer Confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute shows. New York’s overall ...

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NY consumer confidence rises in Nov.

Overall consumer confidence in New York—including both current and future confidence—rose 5 points in November but continued to trail the nation by more than 4 points, the latest Consumer Confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute shows.

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Area firms: Conditions remain stable

General business conditions in the Rochester area remained stable in November, a monthly survey by the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. shows. Some 20 percent of businesses reported better conditions this month, compared with 23 percent in October. Eighty ...

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Area firms: Conditions remain stable

General business conditions in the Rochester area remained stable in November, a monthly survey by the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. shows.

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Online help-wanted ads decrease

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising index continued to decline in October, the Conference Board Inc. reported. The index fell to 14 last month from 16 in September and 20 a year ago. The index in Syracuse, however, has climbed in recent months ...

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Online help-wanted ads decrease

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising index continued to decline in October, falling to 14 last month from 16 in September, the Conference Board Inc. reported.

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Reports give different, often conflicting views

For the first time in four years consumers in New York are not as worried about the future as the rest of the nation. But it took hurricanes wreaking havoc on other parts of the country to achieve that status. ...

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Events shake consumer confidence, buying plans

Natural disasters, soaring heating and fuel costs, high interest rates and recession fears have left shoppers ducking for cover-both consumer confidence and buying plans have nosedived in recent months. “We’re heading into the holiday season with a gloom hanging over ...

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Region’s jobless rate reaches four-year low

The local economy made some headway in October with a decrease in the unemployment rate and an increase in the number of non-farm jobs. The jobless rate in Rochester fell to 4.2 percent from 4.9 percent in September and 4.6 ...

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