The state Department of Labor is out with its latest jobs report, and the news for Upstate is not good. The state’s job growth – to the extent that there is any – is concentrated in the New York City region.
Read an analysis from the Empire Center’s NY Torch Public Policy blog here. Over the last year, six metro areas in the state (all Upstate) lost private sector jobs: Elmira (-1.8%), Binghamton (-0.9%), Albany-Schenectady-Troy (-0.8%), Glens Falls (-0.4%), Syracuse (-0.3%) and Rochester (-0.2%).
Yet another indication of Upstate New York bleeding jobs (and people), and still no steps to change the status quo from Albany.
For more analysis on this, read the Empire Center’s NY Torch blog.