State unemployment inches higher
from New York State Department of Labor
The unemployment rates for January show that while nationwide rates dropped, New York saw a slight increase in joblessness, from 8.9 percent in January 2011 to 9.2 percent in January 2012. New York City and Ithaca saw the highest bumps, although Ithaca still registered the lowest unemployment rate — 6.9 percent — of any metro area in the state.
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