State unemployment rate in May drops to lowest level in more than four years
by Eric Reinhardt
Date: 6/20/2013 at 17:10:10
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New York’s unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent in May from 7.8 percent in April, hitting its lowest level since February 2009. That’s according to preliminary figures the New York State Department of Labor released today.
The number of unemployed residents statewide declined by 18,300 to 729,800, the department reported.