NYS Employment Figures

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Albany, NY (April 16, 2009) – New York State’s seasonally adjusted private sector job count decreased over the month by 33,000 or 0.5 percent, to 7,138,100 in March 2009, the State Labor Department reported today. The state’s private sector job count has dropped for seven consecutive months. Since the state’s private sector job count peaked in August 2008, New York has lost 176,100 private sector jobs, erasing more than 40 percent of the 400,000 jobs added during the state’s last economic expansion from 2003-2008.
Montgomery County now at 11.1% versus 11.5% last month for a slight improvement. Year ago the county unemployment rate was 7.8%

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  1. madmirth says:

    I know you focus more on Amsterdam in general, but I had to point out this article in today’s Recorder regarding the treatment of Richardson’s Brands in Canjo.
    Recorder News

    • flippinamsterdam says:

      madmirth: It’s OK to leave Exit 27 as I think the story is relevant in the sense of how corporate welfare corporate incentives get structured and granted. I think the story points to how a mixed bag of economic policy incentives and disincentives coupled with a non-transparent process make these programs ripe for public scrutiny. It’s clear the Amsterdam area with BeechNut HQ here is the big winner while Canajoharie is not getting any love. I’ll admit to hypocrisy in embracing BeechNut’s move here while questioning the validity of the process but that is the game we and Canajoharie have to play. Unfortunately this more and more plays like a zero-sum game. Thanks for pointing it out.

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