Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

The New York State Department of Labor is out with its preliminary local unemployment numbers for March.

The unemployment rate in the Utica-Rome area was 7.6 %, compared to 8.7% in March of 2013.

The state's jobless rate was 6.9% percent last month.

New York's private sector job count increased by over 108,000 from March 2013 to March of this year.

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