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July 18, 2013

Buffalo Niagara Falls region sees June job gain

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Government and manufacturing had the biggest losses, each losing 16,700 statewide. Information lost 7,200.

Between May and June, New York state’s unemployment rate fell from 7.6 percent to 7.5 percent -- the lowest it has been since February 2009 — just below the national rate. The nation’s unemployment rate in June remained at 7.6 percent.

The number of unemployed state residents fell by 8,500 to 720,900 in June, the labor department said.

Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241 or follow him on Twitter @joeolenick.

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