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.