A sign that New York State's economic fortunes are on an uptick — some encouraging numbers have been released by the labor department.
State officials say New York's unemployment rate dropped from 7.7 percent in October to 7.4 percent in November, the lowest level in nearly five years. Career-transition expert Dan Moran with NextAct of Colonie says while the number may seem small, it is "significant." "That's a nice, healthy drop in the unemployment rate, and as well the number of new jobs that hit the market. We are seeing real job growth."