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Comptroller says NY restores jobs lost in downturn

Comptroller says NY restores jobs lost in downturn

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ The state Comptroller's Office reports New York has more than restored the jobs lost in the recession, including 110,000 added since last June.

The report Friday shows 7.34 million private sector jobs statewide in 2012, up 1.5 percent from 2007, the year before the downturn.

Net job losses in manufacturing, construction, information and financial services and government were offset by gains in education, health, leisure and hospitality.

Based on federal data, it shows New York personal income per capita was $52,095 last year, compared to $42,693 nationally.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says New York's job growth rate slowed to 1.8 percent last year, trailing the national average of 2.2 percent.

While New York City and the Ithaca, Albany and Buffalo-Niagara regions added private sector jobs, Binghamton, Kingston, Utica, Syracuse and Elmira showed declines.

 

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