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U.S. Jobless Rate Falls To 7.8 Percent

After a lackluster debate performance on Wednesday, the new numbers had President Barack Obama grinning like the Cheshire Cat on Friday and saying his efforts were working.

10/05/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters - New Rochelle, NY - May 10, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Cuomo: Minimum Wage Fight Tougher Than Same-Sex Marriage Law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the proposal to raise the minimum wage won’t happen this year because there is a “broader and deeper divide” over the issue.

05/22/2012

Job seeker James Dickson is seen at a career training center operated by the New York Department of Labor in Harlem - New York, NY - Dec 3, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Labor Department: NY Only State To Report Higher Unemployment Rate In January

Unemployment rates were unchanged in four states. That’s better than December, when rates fell in 37 states, were unchanged in 10 and rose in three.

03/13/2012

A man works a street corner hoping to land a job (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NJ Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged In November

The state Labor Department says preliminary estimates indicate total nonfarm wage and salary employment grew to 3,881,000.

12/15/2011

Women walk by a panhandler along Madison Avenue, one of Manhattan's premier shopping and residential streets on November 1, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

National Unemployment Rate Drops But Many New Yorkers Still Out Of Work

The unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level in more than two and a half years, falling to 8.6 percent in November, the Labor Department said Friday.

12/02/2011

Classroom (credit: CBS 2)

Hundreds Of NYC School Workers Laid Off To Close DOE Budget Gap

When the dismissal bell rings today, more than 700 New York City teacher aids and support staff will officially be out of a job.

10/07/2011

FILE -- A sign turning away potential job-seekers is seen outside of a construction site. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Unemployment Rises Nationwide To 9.2 Percent As Hiring Stalls

It will be two more weeks before the Tri-state area finds out its unemployment rates for the month of June, but if the national unemployment numbers released Friday are any indication of what’s to come, it doesn’t look good.

07/08/2011

FILE - Help Wanted sign (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New Jersey’s Jobless Rate Grows In May

The Labor Department said the unemployment rate inched up one-´╗┐tenth to 9.4 percent because 400 jobs were lost last month.

06/17/2011

Thousands of job-seekers swarmed Career Day at Rutgers University, to try to find work. (credit: CBS 2)

Labor Department Numbers Show Economic Growth Slowing, Unemployment Rising

The Labor Department has released some grim numbers showing economic growth is slowing and unemployment is rising.

06/03/2011

Job seekers line up at a job fair at the Hotel Pennsylvania - New York, NY - Sep 29, 2010 - Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

NJ’s Jobless Rate Dips

The Labor Department said the private sector shed 13,300 jobs last month while the public sector cut 3,000 jobs.

01/19/2011

Anthony Ruggiero, left, and John Kelly (AP Photo/Tarrytown Village Administrator)

Tarrytown Faulted In Manhole Suffocation Deaths

The village of Tarrytown endangered its workers — including two men who died in a manhole — by allowing them to enter dangerous spaces without proper training and equipment, the state Labor Dept. said Friday.

12/17/2010

Job seekers line up at a job fair at the Hotel Pennsylvania - New York, NY - Sep 29, 2010 - Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

NY Unemployment Rate At 8.3 Percent In November

The latest figures show the number of unemployed New Yorkers climbed to 799,500 from 797,400 a month earlier.

12/17/2010

Unemployment, not hiring

New Restrictions On Tap For N.J. Jobless Benefits

The state Labor Department has proposed rule changes that would tighten unemployment eligibility for workers who quit or who are fired for misconduct.

12/15/2010

Governor David Paterson (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Governor Paterson To Sign NY Wage Protection Bill

The National Employment Law Project, based on a worker survey, estimates New York City employers shortchange their low-wage workers, including those in the retailing and restaurant businesses, by almost $1 billion a year.

12/13/2010

Unemployment, not hiring

Jobless Benefits Reduced In NJ

Those in the Garden State seeking jobless benefits for the first time will be eligible for up to 26 weeks of aid instead of 99 weeks.

12/01/2010

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