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Area organizations to receive workforce development grants (access required)

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Some 75 businesses, schools and community-based organizations statewide have been awarded nearly $9.5 million as part of the state’s Workforce Development Initiative, including five in the Rochester and Finger Lakes Region. “The economic impact of COVID-19 has completely upended the ...

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Reports: New York distributes $3 billion in unemployment funds as private-sector jobs tank (access required)

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New York state in March recorded the largest month-over-month drop in private-sector jobs since the Great Recession, data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows. Preliminary results from the DOL’s business and household surveys for March show that the number ...

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Area businesses, colleges to share $3.4 million in workforce development funds (access required)

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More than five dozen businesses, community colleges and organizations will share $3.4 million in funding for workforce development this year as part of the state’s historic $175 million Workforce Development Initiative. Funding is provided by the state Department of Labor, ...

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Rochester economy boosted in December (access required)

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Rochester ended the year on a high note, with more jobs and a lower unemployment rate, the state Department of Labor reported this week. Rochester gained 2,700 nonfarm jobs from December 2017 to December 2018, or 0.5 percent, not seasonally ...

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Rochester continues to add jobs as unemployment rate falls (access required)

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Rochester’s economy remained strong in September, with growth in private sector jobs and another dip in the unemployment rate, the state Department of Labor reported recently. Rochester’s six-county metro region gained 6,900 nonfarm jobs, or 1.3 percent, from September 2017 ...

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Jobs situation improves in May here (access required)

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The Rochester-area economy improved significantly in May with a steep drop in the unemployment rate and the third largest increase statewide in the number of private sector jobs, the state Department of Labor reported this week. Rochester’s jobless rate last ...

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Rochester adds third highest number of jobs upstate in January (access required)

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Rochester’s economy showed some improvement in January, adding the third highest number of jobs among upstate regions, the state Department of Labor reported this week. Following several months of private-sector job losses, the Rochester metropolitan region—which includes Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, ...

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Jobless rate rises upstate in December (access required)

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The upstate economy took a hit in December, with nearly all counties across New York experiencing at least a slight uptick in the unemployment rate, preliminary data from the state Department of Labor shows. The Rochester metro area—which includes Livingston, ...

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Rochester region continues to shed jobs (access required)

Rochester was one of three metropolitan areas statewide last month to lose private-sector jobs, and one of five with an increase in the unemployment rate, the state Department of Labor reported this week. The Rochester area—which includes Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, ...

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