State Labor Department Releases Preliminary December 2018 Area Unemployment Rates

State Labor Department Releases Preliminary December 2018 Area Unemployment Rates

The New York State Department of Labor today released preliminary local area unemployment rates for December 2018. All metro areas experienced a reduction in the unemployment rate from the same month in 2017. Rates are calculated using methods prescribed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The State’s area unemployment rates rely in part on the results […]

State Labor Department Releases Preliminary October 2018 Area Unemployment Rates

State Labor Department Releases Preliminary October 2018 Area Unemployment Rates

The New York State Department of Labor today released preliminary local area unemployment rates for October 2018. Rates are calculated using methods prescribed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The State’s area unemployment rates rely in part on the results of the Current Population Survey, which contacts approximately 3,100 households in New York State […]

Carlucci’s Column: 20th Annual Rockland Community College Job Fair

Carlucci’s Column: 20th Annual Rockland Community College Job Fair

BY SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI Creating jobs and lowering the unemployment rate will not only bolster our local economy, but help our residents. This is why for the past several years, I have been at the forefront of sponsoring the annual Rockland Community College (RCC) job fair. Our job fair is part of continued efforts to […]

Letter to the Editor: LOSING OUR AMERICA

Letter to the Editor: LOSING OUR AMERICA

To the Editor, We have a president right now that is out to destroy what once was the greatest country in the world and we have a Congress that is out of control and has no need to stand with the people because they are garnering an enormous amount of power and money. The citizens […]

GOVERNOR CUOMO DETAILS REFORMS TO WORKERS COMPENSATION AND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

PRESS RELEASE FROM GOVERNOR CUOMO  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday said that employers will see $1.2 billion in savings as a result of reforms to the state’s Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Insurance systems that were included in the recently passed state budget. “For too many years, businesses in New York struggled under the burdensome […]

Obama and Romney Need to Get Real on Jobs Policy

Non-partisan solutions for America BY DOUGLAS E. SCHOEN It’s a testament to how bad the American employment market has gotten that the most recent jobs report was met with applause. The Labor Department’s July jobs figures showed that employers added 163,000 new workers last month. That exceeds what most forecasters were predicting. But it’s only […]