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New York Unemployment Drops to Lowest Level in a Decade

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    New York's unemployment rate has dipped to its lowest level in nearly a decade.

    According to preliminary numbers released Thursday by the New York State Department of Labor, unemployment fell to 4.6 percent in January. That's the lowest level since June 2007.

    The state's unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in December and 5.3 percent in January 2016.

    In New York City, the unemployment rate fell from 4.9 in December to 4.5 percent in January, its lowest level on record going back to 1976.

    The department says the state also added 28,500 private sector jobs in January. In the past year, jobs in educational and health services have increased. Manufacturing and construction sectors have lost jobs.

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