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Long Island unemployment: Where is it highest?

Long Island's unemployment rate inched down to 4.4 percent in April, the lowest level for the month in seven years, according to state Labor Department data released May 27, 2015. A year earlier, the jobless rate stood at 4.6 percent. Here is a look at where the unemployment rate is highest on Long Island. The state uses year-over-year figures because Long Island figures are not seasonally adjusted.

Riverhead -- 5.3 percent

Riverhead's unemployment rate for April 2015 was at
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Riverhead's unemployment rate for April 2015 was at 5.3 percent, which is the highest rate on Long Island.

Southampton -- 5.2 percent

Southampton has it all, from expensive and breathtakingly
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Southampton has it all, from expensive and breathtakingly beautiful beaches to mansions. The town also is tied for the second-highest unemployment in April, at 5.2 percent.

Hempstead Village -- 5.2 percent

Hempstead Village's unemployment rate in April was 5.2
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Hempstead Village's unemployment rate in April was 5.2 percent, which is, along with one other community, the highest in Nassau County.

Freeport -- 5.2 percent

The April 2015 unemployment rate in Freeport Village
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The April 2015 unemployment rate in Freeport Village was 5.2 percent, the same as in Hempstead Village.

Babylon -- 4.9 percent

The Town of Babylon's unemployment rate of 4.9
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The Town of Babylon's unemployment rate of 4.9 percent gave it the fifth-highest unemployment rate in April 2015 on Long Island. This is Babylon Town Hall on Dec. 14, 2011.

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