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Jobless rate improves from ’05

The region’s year-over-year unemployment rate fell slightly in June, but the Rochester area has lost some 6,000 jobs since June 2005. The jobless rate was 4.5 percent last month, unchanged from May and down from 4.6 percent a year ago. ...

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Worker confidence in N.Y. economy falls in June

Worker confidence in New York fell to its lowest level in more than a year, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The New York Employment Report showed employee confidence dropped 6.6 points from 55.2 in May to ...

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Jobless rate improves from ’05

The region’s year-over-year unemployment rate fell slightly in June, but the Rochester area has lost some 6,000 jobs since June 2005.

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Online job ads increase here, but region lags others

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising reached its highest level since the Conference Board Inc. began surveying the data nearly a year ago. Still, Rochester area online ads continue to trail the other 51 metropolitan areas the Conference Board surveys. Some 5,900 ...

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Online job ads increase here, but region lags others

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising reached its highest level since the Conference Board Inc. began surveying the data nearly a year ago. Still, Rochester area online ads continue to trail the other 51 metropolitan areas the board surveys.

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Monro net income falls, sales rise

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. on Tuesday reported a 2.4 percent decline in first-quarter net income to $7.6 million from $7.7 million a year ago. Earnings per diluted share fell to 2 cents to 50 cents. Excluding a onetime tax benefit, ...

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Monro net income falls, sales rise

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. on Tuesday reported a 2.4 percent decline in first-quarter net income to $7.6 million from $7.7 million a year ago. Earnings per diluted share fell 2 cents to 50 cents.

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Consumers report more confidence

Overall confidence among upstate consumers again climbed last month, the latest consumer confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute shows. The index measures consumers’ willingness to spend, rather than their ability to spend. The results are based on more than ...

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Consumers report more confidence

Overall confidence among upstate consumers again climbed last month, outpacing a statewide increase, the latest consumer confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute shows.

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Rochester’s 2006 Top 50: Still struggling to get back on track in job growth

Overall growth among the area’s top homegrown public and private companies seems to be a thing of the distant past. As employers, Rochester’s Top 50 this year again trailed their non-profit counterparts in job growth and total employment. The top ...

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United Way hires Whelehan for key post

The United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. has tapped banking veteran Kathleen Whelehan as its new senior vice president of resource development. Whelehan, former executive vice president of consumer finance at HSBC Bank USA N.A., replaces James Thomas, who worked ...

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Automobile sales sputter

Sales of new and used cars locally are down nearly 11 percent this year compared with the first half of 2005, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Area dealers sold 28,912 vehicles from January to June, compared with 32,358 ...

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Automobile sales sputter

Sales of new and used cars locally are down nearly 11 percent this year compared with the first half of 2005, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.

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Consumer confidence declines

Overall consumer confidence—including both current and future confidence—fell slightly in the second quarter, a Siena College survey shows. In the latest quarterly Consumer Confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute, overall consumer confidence in the Rochester metropolitan area declined 1.1 ...

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