State Department of Labor: Bronx unemployment rate dips slightly

Unemployment numbers in the Bronx are dropping, but many complain that hiring still seems to be at a standstill. According to the state Department of

Preliminary numbers show the borough has moved from the second worst in the state to the third.

Preliminary numbers show the borough has moved from the second worst in the state to the third. (4/24/13)

THE BRONX - Unemployment numbers in the Bronx are dropping, but many complain that hiring still seems to be at a standstill.

According to the state Department of Labor, preliminary data shows the borough has the third highest rate of unemployment in the state, an improvement from last month when it came in at No. 2.

While the unemployment trends are looking up, the actual employment rate remains relatively unchanged. Officials say it's the number of people collecting unemployment benefits that is the moving piece.  

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