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November 16, 2012

Unemployment rate ticks up again in October

Local communities below state average

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Construction added 2,400 jobs in October. Over the year, construction jobs are down 2,300.

Professional, scientific and business services gained 2,400 jobs in October. Over the year, the sector has added 26,300 jobs.

Financial activities added 1,700 jobs last month and the sector has netted 1,000 jobs over the year.

Education and health services gained 1,300 jobs in October, but net jobs over the year total only 200.

Manufacturing added 400 jobs in October and has added 700 jobs over the year.

The information sector gained 200 jobs last month and has added 2,600 jobs over the year.

Trade, transportation and utilities lost 700 jobs last month, but the sector is up 7,900 jobs over the year.

Leisure and hospitality lost 200 jobs last month, but has added 8,200 jobs over the year largely in the accommodation and food services industry.

Government added 400 jobs last month and government jobs over the year are down by 1,500. Amid budget-related restrictions on hiring, state government added 200 jobs in October.

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