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Area jobless rate drops in May

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The Capital Region gained 1,600 jobs in May and saw its unemployment rate fall a full percentage point to 6.4 percent over the past year. The region’s unemployment rate was 6.5 percent in April. New York state added 104,200 private-sector jobs over the same period, with 5,000 added in May, according to preliminary data released today by the state Labor Department. The statewide unemployment rate fell from 7.8 percent in April to 7.6 percent in ...


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