New York's economy grows by 10,400 jobs and jobless rate drops to 7.1 percent
from New York State Department of Labor
New York State's unemployment rate decreased from 7.4 percent to 7.1 percent in December 2013, its lowest level since January 2009, according to preliminary figures released by the New York State Department of Labor. Since only October, the state's jobless rate has dropped by 0.6 percentage points. New York State, which makes up about 6.5 percent of the nation's jobs, accounted for 12 percent of private sector job growth nationally.
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