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State’s Economy Adds 4,500 Private Sector Jobs in September, Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.2%

New York State’s private sector job count grew by 4,500, or 0.1 percent, in September 2014, according to preliminary figures released today by the New York State Department of Labor. This latest monthly employment gain raised New York State’s overall private sector job count to 7,614,500, an all-time high.

Change in private sector jobs,
August 2014 - September 2014
  Net %
U.S. +236,000  +0.2%
New York State +4,500 +0.1%
Source: NYS Department of Labor

The statewide unemployment rate fell from 6.4% to 6.2% in September 2014. The number of unemployed New Yorkers also decreased over the month -- from 614,000 in August 2014 to 586,500 in September 2014, the first time the number of statewide unemployed was below 600,000 since October 2008.

Unemployment rates (%)
  August 2014 July 2014 August 2013
U.S. 5.9 6.1 7.2
New York State 6.2 6.4 7.5
New York City 6.8 7.3 8.6
NYS, outside NYC 5.7 5.7 6.7
Source: NYS Department of Labor

The full press release is available here.

The labor market overview is available here.

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