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5 Facts about New York's Latest Jobs Report

New York State’s private sector job count rose and the jobless rate dropped, news that cheered economists—and, one assumes, the folks who got work. 

Here are a few details.
  • New York's private sector job force was 7,529,200 in January 2014—an all-time high.
  • At the same time, the jobless rate dropped to 6.8 percent statewide. That's much lower than January 2013: 8.1 percent.
  • Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties did not do as well as the state overall. And New York did not keep pace with the United States overall. The U.S. private-sector job force grew by 2.1 percent. The New York state private-sector job force grew by 1.7 percent. The job force in the lower Hudson Valley grew by 1 percent. 
  • Construction, government and manufacturing sectors continued to shed jobs. 
  • The most growth was in educational and health services. 

“The state’s economy added 5,400 private sector jobs, reaching another all-time high in January,” said Bohdan M. Wynnyk, Deputy Director of the Division of Research and Statistics. “This ... has shown the economy to be even stronger than we thought.”






Lanning Taliaferro March 11, 2014 at 12:02 PM
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jo March 11, 2014 at 01:52 PM
@ theresa.. You are spot on... hitting the target.. keep it going
Theresa Flora March 11, 2014 at 02:25 PM
jo, we're very much outnumbered here in NY--by liberals and those looking for a handout. The city just elected de Blasio, and look what he's doing to charter schools. By the way, the powerful teachers union endorsed him. And I believe Cuomo will be re-elected. NY is a dysfunctional, overtaxed, nanny/welfare state, and sadly, I think the only solution is to get out. Leave the liberals with their mess.
brandie March 11, 2014 at 03:04 PM
Theresa as for Cuomo i think you may be wrong, he is in trouble and just doesn,t know it yet and the only thing that will keep him is who the Republicans run against him. Astorino is not going to beat him and i do not know of any one else who could at this time.
Theresa Flora March 11, 2014 at 07:30 PM
Just like when no one thought Obama could get re-elected.

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