State Labor Department: Buffalo-Niagara’s unemployment rate was 5.7 percent last month

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(WIVB) – Western New York’s economy continues to bounce back from the pandemic.

The State Labor Department says the unemployment rate in the Buffalo-Niagara region was just over 5.5 percent last month.

That’s a big improvement from August 2020, when the unemployment rate was over 10 percent.

New numbers from Albany show the unemployment rate is far greater in New York City than in the rest of the state.

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