Ny Unemployment Rate Dips To 75 Percent

07.19.13 | Abby Lutcher

The state labor department says that's the lowest it's been since February 2009 during the Great Recession. In New York City, the jobless rate was up slightly to 8.4 percent from 8.3 a month earlier, but a full point below June 2012's 9.4 percent. The rest of the state saw the rate drop to 6.9 percent from 7.1 percent, well below the 8.2 percent a year earlier. The U.S. rate was 7.6 percent in June. The labor department says most of the gains over the past year were in educational and health services, professional and business services, leisure and hospitality and trade, transportation and utilities. Losses continued in government and manufacturing.