Syracuse Unemployment Rate Down By 1%

The unemployment rate in Syracuse dropped about 1% from last year. It was 4.1 percent in August. There were about 3,400 more jobs in Onondaga, Oswego, and Madison counties for the month of August than there were in the same month last year. The overall rate throughout New York State has also gone down (4.1 from 4.9), as well as nationally (3.9 from 4.5). Read the full story here:

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Upgrades to the War Memorial Arena are nearly done! The Syracuse Crunch have their first game of the season on Saturday, Oct. 13, and officials say they will be finished by then. There’s a new scoreboard, state of the art video board, ribbon boards and 6 new luxury suites. Check out some of the behind-the-scenes work here:

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