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Capital Region jobless numbers compare well

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The Capital Region held its spot as having the second-lowest unemployment rate among upstate New York metropolitan areas according to preliminary figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor. The region’s rate was 6.3 percent in January, putting it behind Ithaca’s 5 percent. Rates jumped across the state from December to January, likely due to seasonal influences such as holiday hiring. In the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area, the rate jumped from 5.4 percent in December, but ...

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