Area’s non-farm job count falls

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The Utica-Rome area’s non-farm job count fell from March 2018 to March 2019, according to a newly released report from the state Department of Labor.

For the 12-month period ending in March 2019, the nonfarm job count fell by 300, or 0.2 percent, to 126,700 jobs, according to the report. Private sector employment held steady at 95,000. Job gains occured in leisure and hospitality (+300), and “other services” (+100), the department noted. Losses were posted in government (-300), manufacturing (-200), and professional business services (-200), according to the report. The losses in local government (-400) were offset partially by gains in state government (+100).

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