Department of Labor Releases New Unemployment StatisticsTuesday, July 30, 2013
Good News! The New York State Department of Labor has just released some encouraging preliminary figures pertaining to the state’s unemployment rate. According to the numbers released on July 18, the percentage of unemployed individuals fell from %7.6 to %7.5 between May and June, putting it below the national average. In areas outside of New York City (including Upstate and Long Island), the unemployment rate fell from %7.1 to %6.9. Jobs in the private sector have risen in 26 of the past 30 months.
On July 23, the DOL released a more comprehensive list of the change in unemployment rate in each county over the course of the past year (June 2012-June 2013).