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Upstate sees uptick in jobs, but unemployment remains high

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Construction jobs helped lower the Southern Tier's unemployment rate.

Good morning and happy Wednesday. Here's your Trail Mix:

Job numbers from across the state are in - and they're mostly positive.

We take a look at the spectacle around Nik Wallenda's planned tightrope walk over Niagara Falls.

And Xerox's CEO sits down for an interview with NPR.

Happenings

The Innovation Trail's Daniel Robison reports on the circus that is Nik Wallenda.

The 2012 Eyes on the Future summit is underway this morning in Rochester. Our Zack Seward has a preview.

Jobs

The Buffalo region saw job growth in April (David Robinson, Buffalo News).

So did the Syracuse area - but its unemployment rate remained high (Rick Moriarty, Post-Standard).

Rochester's jobs figure are up (Matthew Daneman, Democrat & Chronicle).

The Capital Region's jobless rate was up, despite an increase in jobs (Eric Anderson, Times-Union).

Bucking the trend of most of upstate, unemployment fell in the Southern Tier (G. Jeffrey Aaron, Star-Gazette).

Energy

Several Southern Tier communities are considering fracking bans (Jeff Murray, Star-Gazette). But you knew that already.

The head of New York's energy and research agency is leaving for the private sector (Larry Rullison, Times-Union).

A high school in the Capital Region is going solar (Times-Union).

Odds, ends

NPR's Renee Montagne sat down this morning with the CEO of Xerox to talk about the future of a company synonymous photocopying in an increasingly paperless world.

An increase in New York's minimum wage is dead (again), says Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Annmarie Fertoli, WNYC).

A Utica company has won a massive government contract to make gloves for the military (Rick Seltzer, CNY Business Journal).

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