Newsday: Jobless rate rises on LI in November as more join job hunt

December 28, 2017
December 28, 2017 LI Advantage

Newsday: Jobless rate rises on LI in November as more join job hunt

Long Island’s unemployment rate rose last month to 4.4 percent, an increase of half a percentage point from 3.9 percent a year earlier, as more job searchers entered the market without immediately finding work.

Nassau and Suffolk counties’ labor force — a measure that includes those employed or looking for work — increased 0.6 percent in November compared to the same month in 2016, to 1.47 million people, according data the New York State Department of Labor released Wednesday.

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