The Rochester area continues to lead most of upstate New York in terms of the number of jobs created in the latest figures out from the State Labor Department. But the rate of growth has slowed.
In the October numbers just released, this area saw a gain of 3200 private sector jobs compared to this time last year. That was still more than most other upstate areas, but not as high as the gains we've seen in recent months.
State labor economist Tammy Marino says there were still strong gains in professional business services, health care and education, but there were some declines in the manufacturing and construction sectors.
Still, overall, Marino says the Rochester metro has seen impressive job growth in the last three years.