The NY State Department of Labor released the June unemployment numbers (PDF): NY State's rate dropped from 8.3% in May to 8.2% in June, "This was the state’s lowest unemployment rate since April 2009, when it was 8.1%. The number of unemployed New Yorkers also dropped, falling from 806,200 in May to 798,600 in June 2010, its lowest level since April 2009." NYC unemployment rate also dropped to 9.5% in June, from May's 9.6%, adding 8,300 jobs; the NY Times reports, "The strongest gains came in two of the most economically sensitive sectors: construction, and leisure and hospitality."