New York Unemployment Rates Rise

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The NYS Department of Labor released a preliminary Local area unemployment rates for February 2018. The rates are calculated using methods prescribed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. NYS unemployment rates rely on the results of the Current Population Survey, which contacts 3,100 households in NY each month.

In the Nassau-Suffolk region unemployment increased from 4.8 in 2017 to 5.1 percent in 2018.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.

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