NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City has added more than 91,000 jobs in the past year, and the unemployment rate moved slightly lower in August to 5.4 percent.
As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen said the unemployment figure is down 2.7 percent since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office in August.
“That’s a huge drop. It’s obviously great for our economy. It’s great for the people of New York,” she said.