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NYS unemployment rate drops to 8.7%

Posted at: 11/15/2012 4:37 PM
Updated at: 11/15/2012 6:33 PM
By: WNYT Staff

Some encouraging news on the job front: New York's unemployment rate dropped last month.

It now stands at 8.7%.

That's down from 8.9% percent in September.

The state labor department says the state's economy also added 5,900 private sector jobs last month.