Local nonfarm job count falls

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The Utica-Rome area’s nonfarm job count has fallen in the last year, according to a state Department of Labor report released Thursday.

For the 12-month period ending with April 2019, the nonfarm job count in the Utica-Rome metro decreased 400, or 0.3 percent, to 127,700, the department noted, adding that private sector employment was unchanged at 96,000.

Industries with over-the-year job gains include education and health services (+300), leisure and hospitality (+200), natural resources, mining, and construction (+100), and other services (+100), according to the report.

Job losses were posted in government (-400), manufacturing (-300), professional and business services (-300), and trade, transportation, and utilities (-100), officials said.

In government, losses in local government (-500) were partially off-set by gains in state government (+100), the department said.

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