New York has reclaimed approximately 330,000 jobs recovering all those lost during the recession!
Remarkably, Rochester is leading the recovery for Upstate for another month. The Greater Rochester region added about 9,900 private-sector jobs between May, 2011 – May, 2012, according to State Labor Department.
Oddly, the overall unemployment numbers went up slightly. The Labor Department described this a positive indicator claiming that folks who had quit looking for work are now returning to search. People who have been unemployed for a long period are optimistic that jobs are now out there. That’s encouraging for us all!
Data and Labor Statement here: http://labor.ny.gov/stats/pressreleases/pruistat.shtm