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Unemployment up in Capital Region from a year ago

This blog was updated to to reflect that the Capital Region unemployment rate is up, not down, from a year ago.

New York's unemployment rate is down in the upstate area for September compared to September 2011.

In the Capital Region, the rate rose from 7.1 percent to 7.5 percent over this period, according to statistics released today by the state Department of Labor. A complete breakdown of counties can be found below.

The unemployment rates in Montgomery and Fulton counties remain near the worst in the state, at 9.9 percent and 10.6 percent respectively. A view of where unemployment is the worst can be seen below.

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September Unemployment Map

September Local Unemployment

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