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New York Unemployment Rate Falls In December

New York's unemployment rate is at its lowest level since January of 2009.

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Statewide Unemployment Rate At Lowest Level Since January 2009

New York state's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in almost five years.

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New York State Unemployment Rate Unchanged

The state's unemployment rate is holding steady.

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State Labor Department Releases Preliminary Unemployment Rates

The New York State Department of Labor today released preliminary local unemployment rates for June 2013.

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Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly to 7.6%

Job growth in May beat economists' expectations, coming in at 175,000 new positions added, which aligns closely with the yearly average. The unemployment rate rose ever so slightly, from 7.5 percent to 7.6 percent, a result of more people entering the work force, according to the Labor Department.

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Some Encouraging Job News

Some good news on the local job front.

The March unemployment rate in the Utica-Rome area was down slightly from last year.

According to a preliminary report released by the State Labor Department, the jobless rate last month was 9%, down from 9

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Jobless Claims Fall by 42,000 — Is the Job Market Doing Better?

After last week's disappointing March jobs report, the Department of Labor released some rather encouraging news on Thursday.

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What States Have the Highest Unemployment Rates?

It’s not easy being unemployed or under-employed, but you are definitely not alone. Even with a highly positive new jobs report just out and the country apparently on an upswing, an unemployment rate of 7.7 percent means a lot of people still need jobs.

But that doesn’t mean the situation is hopeless for anyone. If you’re spent on looking for available jobs in your current locale because it seems like the well has dried, you could be right. Some states have higher unemployment rates than others, and you could be stuck living somewhere that’s not helping you. It might be time to relocate.

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What States Have the Lowest Unemployment Rates?

If you’ve been struggling to find a new job, get that first job out of college or get back to work, perhaps it’s a change of location you need. The unemployment rate is not equal across the states, and for all the tough economic news of the past several years, things aren't all that bad in certain places.

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10 Awesomely Creative Resumes

In today's job market, it's nearly impossible to land a new position, let alone an interview. That's why it's really important to make sure you stand out from other candidates right off the bat. But how the heck are you supposed to do that with no face time?

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