job growth http://wamc.org en Gov. Patrick: Job Growth Strategy Working http://wamc.org/post/gov-patrick-job-growth-strategy-working <p>During a visit to Pittsfield on Monday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Partrick touted the state’s strategy to increase job growth. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:33:25 +0000 Jessica Marshall 85598 at http://wamc.org Gov. Patrick: Job Growth Strategy Working Siena Poll: Consumer Confidence Rising in Utica http://wamc.org/post/siena-poll-consumer-confidence-rising-utica <p>Consumer confidence increased in eight New York state metropolitan areas in the second quarter, according to the latest Quarterly Consumer Sentiment survey from the Siena College Research Institute.</p><p>Central New Yorkers are more confident about their immediate financial wellbeing than at any time in years, according to the Siena poll released Thursday. Siena Research Institute Founding Director Doug Lonnstrom says the New York City region had the highest overall consumer confidence of the nine, while the Binghamton region ranked lowest.&nbsp; Lonnstrom adds Albany is doing well.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 20:41:38 +0000 Dave Lucas 69003 at http://wamc.org Siena Poll: Consumer Confidence Rising in Utica Siena Survey: NY Consumer Confidence Up http://wamc.org/post/siena-survey-ny-consumer-confidence <p>New numbers just out on consumer confidence in New York State and employment nationwide are leading to cautious optimism from those who monitor the pulse of the economy.</p><p>The latest numbers on consumer confidence for New York State show some improvement. <a href="http://www.siena.edu/sri/cci">The latest New York State Index of Consumer Sentiment survey from Siena College’s Siena Research Institute</a> shows that consumer optimism grew in June for the the second month in a row.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 16:22:05 +0000 Dave Lucas 68549 at http://wamc.org Siena Survey: NY Consumer Confidence Up NY Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level in Four Years http://wamc.org/post/ny-unemployment-falls-lowest-level-four-years <p>Some encouraging numbers are out concerning New York State's unemployment rate. Between April and May 2013, New York state's unemployment rate fell from 7.8 percent to 7.6 percent, its lowest level since February 2009.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:21:47 +0000 Dave Lucas 67586 at http://wamc.org NY Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level in Four Years Region experiences job growth in January http://wamc.org/post/region-experiences-job-growth-january <p>ALBANY – All counties in the Mid-Hudson/Catskills region experienced job growth for the 12 months ended in January with the exception of Sullivan, the State Labor Department reported Thursday.</p><p>Columbia County had the most job growth at 3.3 percent while Sullivan County lost 1.6 percent.</p><p>The Dutchess-Orange metro area had job growth of 2.1 percent while Ulster County grew by two percent. The Putnam-Rockland-Westchester County metro area had job growth of 0.6 percent.</p><p>Greene County jobs grew by 0.9 percent.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:36:49 +0000 Hank Gross 59408 at http://wamc.org Region experiences job growth in January