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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

1 in 14 Long Islanders without work

From a Newsday blog:

<<Long Island jobless rate up to 7.1%

Long Island's unemployment rate rose to 7.1 percent in June from 6.7 percent in May, the New York State Labor Department reported Tuesday afternoon. The current rate matches the jobless rate in June 2010.

Though plagued with high unemployment rates, the Island is still faring better than the nation, which has a 9.2 percent jobless rate, and New York State, which has an 8 percent rate.

The number of employed workers on Long Island fell to 1.374 million in June from 1.395 million the year earlier.

As reported last week, the Long Island economy had 6,800 fewer jobs in June, the largest year-over-year loss in 16 months.

Anyone have an idea on a project that could get some of these people back to work?  Bueller? anyone? #VoteYesAug1
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: forever1940.blogspot.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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