(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) -- New York State's unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest it has been since March 2009.
A report issued by the state's Department of Labor on Thursday said that New York State's unemployment rate fell from 8.2 percent in March to 7.8 percent in April.
In New York City, the unemployment rate dropped five-tenths of a percentage point over the month to 8.4 percent in April; and in the remainder of the state, the unemployment rate fell from 7.7 percent to 7.4 percent over the same period.
The national unemployment rate for April was 7.5 percent, down from 7.6 percent in March.
Economists had expected that figure to remain unchanged.
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