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New York City Unemployment

City's Unemployment Rate Finally Drops

Posted 05.18.2012 | New York

The New York State Department of Labor said the New York City added 27,000 private sector jobs in April, dropping the consistently high unemployment r...

NYC Unemployment Rises Despite New Hires

Posted 04.20.2012 | New York

New York City's unemployment rate rose from 9.6 percent in February to 9.7 percent in March, (the national rate is 8.1 percent) despite the city and s...

College to Nowhere

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.21.2012 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

In my mind, this doesn't indicate we should give up on college for everyone, but it does mean we have to be very careful about what pathways we're sending young people down which don't lead to gainful employment.

Matt Sledge

New York's Dismal Unemployment Numbers Mean 1 In 7 Out Of Work | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.02.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- The state, and particularly the city, of New York may be doing well compared to the rest of the country, but nearly two years after the Gr...

Job Prospects In NYC Have Leveled Off

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The city's unemployment rate has leveled off after improving since the horrendous high of 10.9& last January. In February, the city's unemployment ...

Jobless Rate Drops, But With A Catch

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On the surface, New York City and New York state received encouraging unemployment news yesterday. The jobless rate sunk to 8.9 percent in December, ...

Bloomberg's Job Killing Budget Cuts

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

When we lay off public workers, we not only lose the services they provided to New Yorkers but also their spending power as city residents.

"Leave Them Back!"

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Social promotion was never a big problem. Politicians, including both Thompson and Mayor Moneybags, created an unnecessary furor and stigmatized a tiny fraction of the student population.

It Takes a Villager: Kenyan-Born New Yorker's Job a Casualty of the Recession, as is his Largesse

Nick Mwaluko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Mwaluko

With just a few dollars a month, Owino helps pay for school fees, books, uniforms, and shoes for his village, where many walk barefoot on one meal a day.

The Brightest and Best (Males) Are the Ones Being Laid Off

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vicky Ward

I've never been prouder of the friends who've stoically accepted the axe but have kept their ideas flowing and their sense of humor -- even as they hunt for work.