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New York unemployment rate up to 4.8 percent

New York's private sector unemployment rate edged up slightly in August to 4.8 percent from 4.7 percent a month earlier. The state Department of Labor says that compares to a national rate of 4.9 percent. After steadily gaining jobs since the recession, the state's private sector lost 12,400 jobs in August. The department says the fastest growth in ...

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