(NEW YORK) -- New York's unemployment rate declined last month, falling to the lowest its been in six years.
According to the latest jobs report released Thursday by the New York State Department of Labor, the unemployment rate was 6 percent in October statewide, down from 6.2 percent in September.
This is the lowest the rate has been since October 2008.
Breaking down the numbers further, New York City's unemployment rate went from 6.8 percent to 6.4 percent over the same period; while the rate held steady at 5.7 percent for the rest of the state.
The national unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent in October, from 5.9 percent the previous month.
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