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County And State Jobs Report Improves Slightly

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19,400 people from Cortland County were working in February, 100 more than February 2016 for a half-percentage point increase.

The statewide private sector job count gained two-tenths of a percent and the state unemployment rate dropped from 4.6% to 4.4%, its lowest level in ten years.

Ithaca led the state with job growth of 3.1%.

Elmira lost the most jobs over the year, at 2%.

Job gains were largest in the Educational/Health Services industries and Professional and Business Services.

Manufacturing jobs disappeared in our state at an average rate of a thousand a month.

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