Jobs gained statewide, lost locally

By Conor Mooney

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Jobs gained statewide, lost locally

June 20, 2013 Updated Jun 21, 2013 at 9:59 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) New York state sees job growth during the course of the past year, but that's not the case locally.

Data released Thursday from the New York State Department of Labor shows the state added 85,000 non-farm jobs and a little more than 1,400 private sector jobs.

In the Greater Binghamton area, total non-farm jobs dropped by 1,100 and total private sector jobs decreased by just 100.

Only the Binghamton and Elmira areas saw a decline in the entire state.

The Department of Labor attributed the decrease to the recent loss of manufacturing jobs in the area.

Total government jobs are likely to continue declining along with cuts to local budgets, the labor department said.

Officials say the health and education sectors in the Greater Binghamton area should continue to create jobs in the coming months.

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