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.
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.
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.
The state Labor Department says preliminary estimates indicate total nonfarm wage and salary employment grew to 3,881,000.
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.
When the dismissal bell rings today, more than 700 New York City teacher aids and support staff will officially be out of a job.
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.
The Labor Department said the unemployment rate inched up one-tenth to 9.4 percent because 400 jobs were lost last month.
The Labor Department has released some grim numbers showing economic growth is slowing and unemployment is rising.
The Labor Department said the private sector shed 13,300 jobs last month while the public sector cut 3,000 jobs.
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.
The latest figures show the number of unemployed New Yorkers climbed to 799,500 from 797,400 a month earlier.
The state Labor Department has proposed rule changes that would tighten unemployment eligibility for workers who quit or who are fired for misconduct.
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.
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.