Data shows slight drop in New York state’s unemployment rate

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The New York Department of Labor is out with its monthly jobs and labor data for April.

Here’s a look at numbers from the Capital Region.

New York state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 4.6% in March to 4.5% in April.

The data is not seasonally adjusted, which means it reflects seasonal influences such as holiday or summer hires.
The labor department says the most valid comparison is year-to-year comparisons of the same month.

In the Capital Region, the unemployment rate was at 4.7% in April of last year. The number dropped to 2.7% last month.