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

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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Rochester economy boosted in December (access required)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 jobless rate climbs in July

Rochester’s roller coaster economy continued its bumpy ride in July, with an increase in the jobless rate and a decrease in the number of private-sector jobs, the state Department of Labor reported this week. The Rochester metropolitan area lost 1,900 ...

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