NY's jobless rate rises to 9 percent in October

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Posted: Nov 19, 2009 2:31 PM

New York's unemployment rate inched to 9 percent in October from 8.9 in September.

State labor department officials say that's the highest level since April 1983.

The latest figures released Thursday showed a loss of 15,300 non-farm jobs in October.

The rate in New York City remained steady at 10.3 percent.

Outside New York City, the lowest unemployment rate _ 5.7 percent _ was in Tompkins County. The highest rate was in Steuben County at 9.6 percent.