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Ranks of unemployed reach new peak in region

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Unemployment in the Capital Region hit a record high in February, with nearly 35,000 people out of work due to the recession, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday. The unemployment rate for the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan area was 7.6 percent in February, an increase of 0.5 percentage points from January and 2.1 percentage points from February 2008, said state labor analyst James Ross. “It is a record level, going back to 1990 when we started ...

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April 3, 2009
8:12 a.m.

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I believe that it will only get worse under the Patterson administration, especially with the state worker lay offs. What is he thinking (Patterson), he has his own agenda, I know and he doesn't want to look at the big picture. I am sorry to say I am a Democrat, and I am seriously thinking of switching to a Republican especially, after the mess he made of New York State. This is a slap in the face to his constituents, who voted for change, not a change of hands, I have emailed him, and all I get is a generic response, as the commercials say he doesn't want to hear anything, or for that matter see whats going on.