Cuomo: Minimum Wage Fight Tougher Than Same-Sex Marriage LawGov. 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.
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.
Unemployment Rises Nationwide To 9.2 Percent As Hiring StallsIt 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.
New Jersey's Jobless Rate Grows In MayThe Labor Department said the unemployment rate inched up one-tenth to 9.4 percent because 400 jobs were lost last month.
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.