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Rochester has the 90th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Unemployment in the Rochester area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Rochester has the 55th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Rochester is below average at $47,590, and the median cost of a home in Rochester is $76,600, which is below the national average. 24% of workers in Rochester hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 80% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Rochester. 69% of Rochester workers drive to work alone, 7% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 11% walk. People in Rochester spend an average of 19 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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      RochesterWorks! Career Center

      255 North Goodman Street
      Rochester, NY 14607

      Rochester Works! Career Center

      276 Waring Road
      Department of Labor
      Rochester, NY 14609
      585-266-7760, ext. 201

      Veterans Outreach Center

      447 South Avenue
      Rochester, NY 14620