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April 24, 2013 - 9:12am

County's unemployment rate hits five-year low for March

posted by Howard B. Owens in economy, jobs.

Genesee County's unemployment rate for March hit 8.0, the lowest it's been for any March since 2008, when the county's rate stood at 6.3 percent.

The number is a one-point decrease from February and lower than the 8.7-percent rate of March 2012.

There are 28,600 people with jobs in the county, according to Department of Labor statistics, up from 28,400 in February. The total employed matches the March 2012 number.

The U.S. unemployment rate for March is 7.8 percent and NYS's rate is 8.1.

In Livingston County, the rate is 9.1. It's 10.4 in Orleans County and 9.7 in Wyoming.

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