ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — In its jobs report for June 2020, New York’s Department of Labor showed that New York lost more than 15% of all jobs between since June 2019, which translates to nearly 15 million positions up in smoke.
The unemployment rate has also ballooned compared to this time in 2019, with New York outpacing the national rate in growth rate. In fact, while the national unemployment rate went down in 2020 from May to June, it grew in New York, both in and out of city. Still, the Department of Labor says New York added over 300,000 jobs since May.
The Capital Region has tens of thousands fewer jobs than it did at the same time last year, with the Tri-City metropolitan