Manhattan October Unemployment Rate Unchanged From September


New York State Department of LaborManhattan’s October 2009 unemployment rate remained at 9.2% from September but has has increased  3.7% from October 2008.

New York City’s October unemployment rate as a whole ticked up .1% from last month’s 10.2% rate but up 4% from 6.3% reported in October of 2008.

Worst hit was the Bronx at 13.4% (+.2%), followed by Brooklyn 11.1% (+.1), Queens 9.2% (+.1%) while Staten Island remained the same at 8.9%.

The New York State Department of Labor reported the state’s rate of unemployment is the highest since April of 1983.

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