Updated 05/31/2012 06:35 PM
Ithaca, Elmira losing jobs
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ELMIRA, N.Y. -- New York State is on the road to recovery in terms of employment. But according to a new report by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Ithaca and Elmira still have room for growth.
DiNapoli's report says New York State has recovered 95 percent of its jobs since the 2008 recession. But Elmira and Ithaca have continued to lose jobs.
Elmira Mayor Sue Skidmore is not concerned. She says the city is small, so a higher unemployment rate does not necessarily mean the economy is getting worse.
"Even though it shows that our unemployment is up, it's not up tremendously. We have a very small population and one percent could be 30 jobs. So the percentage looks up, but it doesn't really account for a lot of positions," said Elmira Mayor Sue Skidmore.
Skidmore says there are plenty of positions available for those looking for employment in the City of Elmira.