New unemployment numbers in the Capital Region show the improvement in the economy over the past year.
In Albany County, for example, the unemployment rate for March has dropped to 5.2 percent from 7 percent last year in March.
In Saratoga County, the unemployment rate is 5.7 percent.
In both Columbia and Schenectady counties, unemployment has dropped to 6.2 percent.
All those Capital Region counties are among the state's 11 best.