NYS Employment Figures

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Albany, NY (April 16, 2009) New York State’s seasonally adjusted private sector job count decreased over the month by 33,000 or 0.5 percent, to 7,138,100 in March 2009, the State Labor Department reported today. The state’s private sector job count has dropped for seven consecutive months. Since the state’s private sector job count peaked in August 2008, New York has lost 176,100 private sector jobs, erasing more than 40 percent of the 400,000 jobs added during the state’s last economic expansion from 2003-2008.

Montgomery County now at 11.1% versus 11.5% last month for a slight improvement. Year ago the county unemployment rate was 7.8%

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