Yet the unemployment data out today show us still struggling. Greater Rochester had 2,800 fewer jobs in August than it did a year earlier, sending the unemployment rate up a notch. See the numbers yourself here.
It's likely that our gains are getting obscured by job losses at larger companies such as Kodak. Which is why the impending conclusion of the Kodak's long and painful digital restructuring (20,000 jobs locally since 1998) will be good news in more ways than one.