New York State’s unemployment rate was 8.0% in August 2011, unchanged from July 2011 – the State Labor Department reported today. The number of unemployed New Yorkers increased slightly over the month — from 755,900 in July to 756,400 in August 2011.
New York State’s private sector job count declined by 30,700, or 0.4%, in August 2011. Most of the state’s private sector job losses in August were temporary and related to the Verizon strike, which included 17,000 striking workers in New York. Since the state’s economic recovery began in November 2009, New York has recouped 48%, or 160,900, of the private sector jobs lost during the 2008-2009 recession. 09-16-2011. HRM Partners.