Streams

Unemployment Rate Falls in New York City

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The unemployment rate in New York state dropped slightly last month to 7.9 percent, down from 8.7 percent a year ago.

Unemployment also fell in New York City to 8.6 percent. The private sector has continued to add jobs during the last year, particularly in educational and health services. Professional and financial services also grew. 

Construction is still in the doldrums. An analysis by the New York Building Congress finds that construction jobs in the city are at their lowest level in 13 years, down more than a quarter from 2008. 

Government employers continue to cut jobs. 

New Jersey's unemployment rate remained steady at 9.3 percent.

Tags:

More in:

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

The Morning Brief

Enter your email address and we’ll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.

Sponsored

Latest Newscast

 

 

Support

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public

Feeds

Supported by