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NYC Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.7 PercentNew York City's unemployment rate has fallen to 5.7 percent, the lowest it's been in seven years.
Tri-State Area Leads Pack As Weekly National Unemployment Claims Hit 7-Year LowWeekly unemployment benefit applications dropped 24,000 to 297,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the fewest since May 12, 2007. The four week average, a less volatile measure, dipped 2,000 to 323,250.
New Jersey's 2012 Job Gains The Most Since 2000The New Jersey Labor Department said the state gained 66,400 jobs in 2012. The figure is more than 18,000 greater than the preliminary estimate made in January.
Unemployment Rates Spike Across Tri-State AreaDespite an aggressive campaign of job creation, a new report shows that New York City’s unemployment rate has risen to 10 percent-- the same rate seen during the height of the recession in September 2009.
Discouraging Jobs Report Puts President Obama On Defensive, Romney On OffensiveThe retail and transportation industries, plus the government, all cut jobs last month. Manufacturing jobs were up and so were jobs in health care and financial services.
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.
NJ Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged In NovemberThe state Labor Department says preliminary estimates indicate total nonfarm wage and salary employment grew to 3,881,000.
National Unemployment Rate Drops But Many New Yorkers Still Out Of WorkThe 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.
Hundreds Of NYC School Workers Laid Off To Close DOE Budget GapWhen the dismissal bell rings today, more than 700 New York City teacher aids and support staff will officially be out of a job.
Labor Department Numbers Show Economic Growth Slowing, Unemployment RisingThe Labor Department has released some grim numbers showing economic growth is slowing and unemployment is rising.
NJ Labor Department: State Unemployment Rate Unchanged New Jersey's unemployment rate held steady in April as the state added 14,000 jobs. It was the third straight month of job increases.
NJ's Jobless Rate DipsThe Labor Department said the private sector shed 13,300 jobs last month while the public sector cut 3,000 jobs.
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