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Capital Region jobless rate remains high in February

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The unemployment rate for the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan area in February remained a stubbornly high 7.7 percent, barely changing from January’s 7.8 percent as more than 35,000 were jobless. February 2009 had an unemployment rate of 7.2 percent. The state Department of Labor said the Capital Region shed 9,700 nonfarm jobs and 7,100 private-sector jobs, representing a more than 2 percent decline in both categories between February 2008 and February 2009. For business owners like Harmeet ...

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