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Rochester unemployment drops nearly a full point

Rochester unemployment drops nearly a full point

Preliminary numbers for October from the State Labor Department show the unemployment rate in the Rochester Metropolitan area was 6.7 percent - down nearly a full percentage point from a year earlier.

Of the state’s local areas, Ithaca had the lowest unemployment rate last month - 4.8 percent. New York City had the highest - 8.9 percent.

The state average for the month was 7.7 percent.

 

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