An in-depth report on the state’s job-creation efforts released last week finds that while New York State’s overall job creation number look good, the numbers are skewed by New York City adding more than 600,000 jobs since January 2011. That is a 16 percent increase, well above the 11 percent national average.

In contrast, job growth Upstate was just 2.7 percent — about one quarter of the national average.

This report shows what we have long argued – that the Upstate economy is nowhere near where it needs to be in terms of job creation and economic growth. This is why we need fundamental change