Albany - (WALK) Long Island's economy had 26,500 more jobs last month than recorded in December of 2012, an increase of 2.1 percent according to the New York State Department of Labor.
According to a report released Thursday, the year-to-year increase included 8,300 jobs in the professional and business-services sector, generally regarded as the best-paying sector. The second-best performing sector was private education and health services, with an improvement of 8,100 jobs.
New York State will publish the December unemployment rate Tuesday. The state unemployment rate in November was 5.4 percent. Long Island's unemployment rate in October was 5.9 percent, according to the Department of Labor.
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