NY Unemployment Rate at Lowest Since Jan. 2009

ALBANY -

New York’s unemployment rate decreased from 7.4 percent to 7.1 percent in December, its lowest level since January 2009, the state Labor Department said in a report. The state added 10,400 private sector jobs, raising the job count to an all-time high of 7,503,700, while the number of unemployed decreased to its lowest level since December 2008.