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State unemployment at 5-year low

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New York’s unemployment rate dropped from 7 percent in December to 6.8 percent in January, the state’s lowest level since December 2008. The state Department of Labor reported Thursday that private sector jobs in New York increased by 5,400 in January, bringing the total private sector job count to an all-time high of about 7.5 million. “The state’s economy added 5,400 private sector jobs, reaching another all-time high in January,” said Bohdan Wynnyk, deputy director ...

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