Uptick reported in private-sector jobs in Buffalo

October 18, 2013 Updated Oct 18, 2013 at 8:18 AM EDT

By Business First

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Uptick reported in private-sector jobs in Buffalo

October 18, 2013 Updated Oct 18, 2013 at 8:18 AM EDT


The Buffalo area continued to pick up the employment pace in the past month, tacking on 6,400 jobs compared to a year ago.

The 1.2 percent increase from August 2012 is the preliminary estimate from the state Department of Labor.

Overall, the Buffalo-Niagara Falls Metropolitan area added roughly 5,000 nonfarm (public plus private sector) jobs, up 0.9 percent.

Education, health, and food service-related jobs were the leading growth areas. Federal government positions were off 6.2 percent, year-over-year.

The Rochester area lost 800 private-sector jobs, down 0.2 percent, and overall, added just 200 nonfarm jobs.

New York state economy added 22,700 private-sector jobs in August. That raised the state's private-sector job count to 7,459,600, an all-time high.

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