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NYS Dept. of Labor, Albany, NY
NYS Dept. of Labor, Albany, NY

NY unemployment rate at lowest since Jan. 2009

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The state Labor Department says New York's unemployment rate decreased from 7.4 percent to 7.1 percent in December, its lowest level since January 2009.

The Labor Department says in a report Thursday that the state's economy added 10,400 private sector jobs in December, raising the private sector job count to an all-time high of 7,503,700.

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The number of unemployed New Yorkers decreased from 715,700 in November to 681,100 in December, its lowest level since December 2008.

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