Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — Jan. 21, 2010

Unemployment numbers show urgent need for tax relief in New York

ALBANY— “December's unemployment rate of nine percent, matching a 26-year high, shows the urgent need for tax relief in New York,” said Kenneth Adams, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “As they take up the next budget the Governor and legislature must look for ways to cut more spending and lower taxes to allow the economy to create private sector jobs.”

The state Department of Labor (DOL) reports that 868,600 New Yorkers are unemployed.

“To create jobs and opportunity for New Yorkers the state must reduce its crushing tax burden and allow our economy to breath,” said Adams.