City's unemployment rate edged back up to 9% in December:

01/20/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

After easing to 8.8% at the end of 2010, New York City's jobless rate edged back up to 9% in the last month of 2011. The city's unemployment rate is now above the national rate of 8.5%, the state Labor Department reported. The city's restaurant industry laid off 2,400 workers in December, making it the hardest-hit industry that month.

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