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01.24.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Good news for the 9.4% of New Yorkers who are currently jobless: The New York City Council passed a bill yesterday that will prohibit companies from discriminating against unemployed applicants. Which means, in theory, that frustrated job-seekers will no longer be trapped in the vicious, paradoxical cycle of needing to have a job in order […]

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06.18.12 Andy Cush

New numbers released by the state paint a rosy picture of our jobs outlook here in the City. According to the state Department of Labor, New York City has recovered all jobs lost in the recession, adding 79,000 private-sector jobs last month. Patrick Muncie, spokesman for the New York City Economic Development Corporation, touted the […]

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01.20.11 Lauri Apple

The city’s unemployment rate decreased last month, but only because people stopped looking for jobs. Because they’ve given up. Because there are no jobs. And even when there are jobs, they don’t pay good wages or reduce the city’s ridiculous income gap in any significant way, so why even bother trying? […]

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11.06.09 Cajun Boy

Here are the latest numbers on unemployment in America: 10.2% of you are without jobs, the highest percentage since Michael Jackson unveiled the moonwalk at the Apollo Theater. Great news, just in time for the holidays! |New York Times| […]

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