New York News
6:25 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

NYS Jobless Rate Drops

NYS Economy Hits Another All-Time High Private Sector Job Count in November
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A sign that New York State's economic fortunes are on an uptick — some encouraging numbers have been released by the labor department.

State officials say New York's unemployment rate dropped from 7.7 percent in October to 7.4 percent in November, the lowest level in nearly five years.  Career-transition expert Dan Moran with NextAct of Colonie says while the number may seem small, it is "significant."  "That's a nice, healthy drop in the unemployment rate, and as well the number of new jobs that hit the market. We are seeing real job growth."

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New York News
12:10 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

New Yorkers Pay a Price for Longer Unemployment

A new report on the status of workers finds the period since the 2008 market crash may turn out to be a “lost decade” for New Yorkers, as wages stagnate and the average time for unemployment lengthens.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

VT Has 3rd Month of Rising Unemployment Rate

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Vermont's unemployment rate has climbed to 4.6 percent in July, the third consecutive month reporting an increase in the state's rate.

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New York News
12:22 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Siena Survey: NY Consumer Confidence Up

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.

The latest numbers on consumer confidence for New York State show some improvement. The latest New York State Index of Consumer Sentiment survey from Siena College’s Siena Research Institute shows that consumer optimism grew in June for the the second month in a row.

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New England News
4:31 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Mass. House Votes To Restore Funding To Summer Jobs Program For At-Risk Youth

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The Massachusetts House of Representatives has voted to restore funding to a program designed to assist at-risk youth in finding summer employment that is facing cutbacks.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Unemployment Down Despite Lower Workforce in Vermont

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The monthly unemployment report shows Vermont’s remains far below the national rate.  But some say that’s because more people are dropping out of the labor force, not because they’ve found jobs.

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New York News
2:53 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Numbers indicate NY economy on the mend

New numbers indicate economic recovery from the Great Recession is underway upstate - with a few exceptions - for the most part, the latest jobs and unemployment numbers offer hope.  Dan Moran, with career management firm NextAct of Colonie, says the job market has been flat but consistent.

State Labor Department analyst John Nelson said the economy is showing signs of improvement. At 7.4 and 7.7 percent respectively, Albany and Saratoga rank among the counties with the lowest unemployment rates in New York. Tompkins County, at 5.8 percent, was the lowest in the state.

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New England News
8:00 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Connecticut Jobless Rate Drops

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Department of Labor says the state unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent in January.

The department says the state added 4,700 jobs in January -- a sign of considerable improvement in the state's labor market.

The agency's research director says the data shows the state's job market is continuing on a modest but positive recovery path established in 2011.

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Capital Region News
6:05 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Chairman Alan Grattidge - Saratoga jobs up in 2012

New statistics released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that from June 2011 to June 2012 Saratoga County experienced the largest employment growth in New York State at 3.1 percent, with strong job growth in manufacturing and leisure and hospitality.

WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke with Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Chairman Alan Grattidge for his reaction to the positive numbers

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Rich Honen - Economic Outlook

  Rich Honen from Phillips Lytle LLP joins us to discuss everything from the economy to the current state of the stock market to the attempts to limit unemployment.

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