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Chautauqua County unemployment rate decreases half-percent

April 5, 2013

Chautauqua County’s unemployment rate decreased by a half percent in February. The unemployment rate decreased to 9.6 percent in February, falling from 10.1 percent in January....

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Apr-05-13 8:15 AM

"The government sector lost the most jobs, decreasing by 15,000."

This can't be..... people on this forum post all the time that government never decreases employees. Guess they are wrong!

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Apr-05-13 9:06 AM

we lost petris and carriage house and unemployment is down? where did the increase come to offset that decrease? not seeing it.

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Apr-05-13 1:24 PM

figures can be twisted, we are sure that these numbers don't account for the ones who have had their benefits run out....

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Apr-05-13 2:01 PM

Amazing......400 jobs lost and unemployment is down. What idiot is making this calculation??

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Apr-05-13 2:32 PM

Government and manufacturing statewide lost a total of 28,300 jobs but in our county government jobs increased by 4.8%. Therein lies the foundation for the financial plight of our county. At a time when we should be decreasing the size and cost of local government, we are infact increasing the size and cost. Maybe that explains why the private sector is shrinking and the population dropping!

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