by Traci DeLore
State gains jobs, unemployment rate creeps up
7/19/2012 1:14:00 PM
New York added 15,400 private-sector jobs in June and grew its labor force by 105,000 people since last July, according to the state Department of Labor.
The increase in job seekers in the labor force contributed to an increase in the state’s unemployment rate, which rose from 8.6 percent in May to 8.9 percent in June. That’s up from 8.2 percent last June.
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