Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Unemployment up in the Bronx

Well this is disturbing. Unemployment has risen in the Bronx over the past year 0.1 percent to 12.4 percent.

Overall in the city, unemployment held steady at 9.0 percent since last year. Staten Island lowered its unemployment rate and every other borough remained the same.

Unemployment reached 67,300 people in the Bronx, according to the State Department of Labor. This is up from 66,300 in October 2010.

If you compare it monthly, the Bronx comes out even worse, although every borough had similar bad results. Bronx unemployment was at 12.1 in September, 0.3 percent lower than it is now.

The only good news is that the amount of employed people in the borough also went up over the same period 2,400, from 473,800 in October 2010 to 476,400 this year.

Nationwide, the unemployment rate fell from 8.8 percent in September to 8.5 percent in October; in October 2010, the national rate was an even 9 percent.

The state as a whole dropped a tenth of a point, 7.8 to 7.7, over the same period; in October 2010, the unemployment rate was at 8.0.

Here's the county by county breakdown:  NY DOL Oct. Unemp

1 comment:

  1. This is an outrage! How embarrassing, what are our elected officials doing to help solve this problem? I would like to know!