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Rise in unemployment rate

Maryam Abdul-Aleem | 9/26/2013, 3 p.m.

The New York State Department of Labor released the latest unemployment rates on Sept. 19. According to the New York State Department of Labor, New York City’s unemployment rate rose to 8.6 percent in August. More people are looking for work, spiraling the uptick in the unemployment rate. In July, New York City’s unemployment rate was 8.4 percent. The New York state unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in August.