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Unemployment key indicator of the current recession

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New numbers came out last week from the state Department of Labor. And the comparisons between December 2007 and 2008 are grim: Every county in northern New York reported at least a two percent rise in unemployment. In Clinton and Essex Counties, the rate went up by more than three and a half percent. These numbers mean that each county across northern New York added about a thousand people to its roster of unemployed. In some counties, it was more than 2,000 people. Martha Foley has more.

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