Jenna Flanagan has been an Associate Producer and contributing reporter for WNYC's All Things Considered, local news since 2006. Prior to that, she worked for 3 years as a general assignment reporter for the WBGO news department and won a Garden State Association of Black Journalists award.
Report: Brooklyn Job Forecast Sunnier Than Rest of City
Friday, September 12, 2008
New York, NY —
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce says the borough may be best suited to weather the economic downturn through mid-2009. It's releasing a labor market review today that says a diverse population and work force are the key to the borough's survival. Chamber President Carl Hum says while the city is expected to lose 80,000 total jobs in the coming months, Brooklyn will lose only 6,000.
HUM: We're gonna suffer as well, I wanna make it very clear that as the city and Brooklyn also suffers the economic downturn, we come out a little better. We weather the storm a little better than others.
REPORTER: The report credits Brooklyn's high concentration of health and social services, which gained jobs during the recent economic downturn.