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NY unemployment rate falls to 7.8 percent

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ALBANY, N.Y. -

New York's unemployment rate is at its lowest level since the end of the recession in 2009.

Preliminary numbers from the Department of Labor show the April rate fell to 7.8 percent -- down from 8.2 percent from March and 8.6 percent a year earlier.

The state says about 23,800 private-sector jobs were added in April.

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