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STATEWIDE -- The New York State Department of Labor releases local unemployment numbers from December of last year.
According to the report, numbers for the Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown areas are at 5.9 percent, down from the 7.8 percent from December 2012.
In Kingston, unemployment numbers are 6.5 percent, down from 8.6 percent in 2012.
The state's unemployment rate was 7.1 percent in December.