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LI job growth in October a tepid 6,500
Continuing layoffs in local government slowed Long Island’s job growth in October. The Island had just 6,500 more jobs in October than it did a year earlier, the state Labor Department said Thursday afternoon.
The local government sector, which includes village, county and town jobs, had 4,700 fewer jobs than the year before. That number dragged down the Island's total job gain; the private...