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St. Lawrence County loses 900 jobs
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:06 am

St. Lawrence County’s unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a percentage point, but the county lost 900 jobs in December compared to the same month last year, according preliminary data from the state Department of Labor. That rate was 6.1 percent last month, that’s down from 6.2 percent in December 2015. There were 2,800 people receiving benefits in December 2016 and 2,900 the same month last year. Despite fewer people receiving unemployment benefits, the county lost 900 jobs, with the number at 43,500 last month and 44,400 in December 2015, DOL said.