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Plenty of jobs available as we head into the holiday season

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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – As we head into the holiday season, a local job expert says there’s plenty of seasonal and permanent work out there.

Cheryl Mayforth from the Jefferson County Workplace says there is a 9-1 ratio for job openings to job seekers, giving laborers more choices for where they want to work.

Mayforth says a lot of the current jobs are seasonal, but says those can turn into permanent positions. And she expects more job opportunities to become available with Canada easing border restrictions.

“Canadian shoppers can come back and forth with somewhat ease. Business is going to pick up and we certainly, for those looking for jobs, you should be able to find one,” said Mayforth.

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New York added 9,800 jobs in June; unemployment dips slightly

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New York’s private-sector job count grew by 0.1% in June, adding 9,800 jobs to the economy, and the unemployment rate fell slightly from 7.8% to 7.7%, the state Department of Labor on Thursday announced.

Nationally, the spate of job growth was faster last month, with the private-sector job count growing by 0.5%. The national unemployment rate was 5.9% in June.

Restrictions on public gatherings and businesses largely ended in June, providing a snapshot for how businesses and job seekers are potentially reacting to the changes. New York’s jobless rate has struggled to return back to its pre-pandemic level, however, when it stood at 3.7% in February 2020.

New York City’s unemployment rate dropped from 10.9% to 10.6%, while outside of the city the unemployment rate in New York held flat at 5.5%, labor officials said.

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