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New York is on the Atlantic Ocean in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US. It covers an area of 54,556.00 square miles and ranks 27th in terms of land area. According to recent estimates, the state has more than 19 million residents.
Per the Census Bureau, 13.1% of the state population is above the age of 65. Among those over age 25, 79.1% are high school graduates and 27.4% held a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
Agriculture is a major industry in New York. With the exception of the mountain regions, the areas between cities are agriculturally rich. The Finger Lakes region of the state has abundant apple orchards, one of New York's leading crops. The other important crops are cherries, pears, grapes, strawberries, onions, and potatoes. Wine is also an important industry. Mining contributes to the state's economy with the chief mineral sources being salt, crushed stone, cement, and zinc. Printing and publishing, advertising, entertainment, and mass communications are also noteworthy. Tourism is also very important to New York.
In January 2009, the civilian workforce of New York was approximately 9.8 million people, of which 7% were unemployed. Major sectors of New York’s non-farm labor market include Manufacturing (5.8%), Trade, Transportation and Utilities (17.12%), Professional and Business Services (13.08%), Leisure and Hospitality (8.26%), Education (18.97%) and Government (17.32%).
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