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Region's jobless rate among lowest in state

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The Capital Region’s unemployment rate fell to 6.5 percent in April, down from 7.2 percent a year earlier. That marked the state’s lowest metropolitan unemployment rate behind Ithaca and the suburban counties surrounding New York City, according to preliminary data released Tuesday by the state Labor Department. New York state’s unemployment rate was 7.6 percent last month, down from 8.1 percent in April 2012. During that time, the private sector gained 137,500 jobs. Individual counties ...

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