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Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

November 16, 2001

Latest figures on New York's job growth show mixed performance in last 12 months

New York State's total jobs declined 0.4 percent in October 2001 compared to the same period the previous year, new government job figures analyzed by The Public Policy Institute show.

The Institute, the research affiliate of The Business Council, analyzes New York State job figures each month and updates the data at www.ppinys.org/nyecon/stats.pdf. The data originate with the state Department of Labor and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

During the same 12-month period ending in October, New York's private-sector employment shrank 0.7 percent. Nationally, private-sector employment also shrank by 0.7 percent during this period.

The data also show that:

The current data are at www.ppinys.org/nyecon/stats.pdf.