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Capital Region's unemployment worse after a year

The unemployment rate in New York ended worse than it started in 2012, despite the addition of 123,200 private sector jobs.

Unemployment in the tri-city area went from 7 percent at the end of 2011 to 7.4 percent at the end of 2012. The number of unemployed people in the region during this period increased by 2,100 people.

An entire breakdown of local unemployment figures can be found below.

In Saratoga County, which traditionally has the best unemployment rate in the Capital Region, the unemployment rate went up half a percentage point over the year to 7.1 percent. During this same period, Schenectady County went from 7.3 percent unemployment to 7.7 percent, Schoharie County went from 9.2 percent to 9.9 percent, Montgomery County went from 9.7 percent to 10 percent and Fulton County went from 10 percent to 10.5 percent.

The Upstate unemployment rate went from 7.9 percent at the end of 2011 to 8.4 percent at the end of 2012.

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