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Area jobless rate at 5-year low

Figure drops below 6 percent

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The Capital Region’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent last month, marking the first time in five years that the area’s unemployment rate has been below 6 percent. The Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan area — which consists of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Schoharie counties — now has the lowest unemployment rate among upstate New York metro areas, behind the town of Ithaca at 4.4 percent. The last time the region’s rate was below 6 percent was ...


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