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Miriam Dushane

New York state Labor Department numbers showing the Capital Region's August unemployment rate at 8.8 percent, its lowest point in the six months since the start of the pandemic.
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The pandemic has left a sizable mark on work and the workplace, but there are some relatively positive signs in New York’s Capital Region.


A new survey finds the COVID-19 pandemic hasn't stopped Capital Region companies from hiring new employees, but the pace of hiring has slowed and employers’ expectations for the future are uncertain.

Those who follow business agree rebuilding New York's post-pandemic economy will be a major challenge.

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A new report says Capital Region employers are bullish on hiring for 2020.