New Yorkers with a high school diploma or a GED lost jobs at half the rate of those who did not have them. At a time when unemployment hovers at 9.1 percent in NYC, a GED becomes crucial to finding and retaining a job.
Around 85,000 jobs were lost in December of last year, meaning the rate of unemployment still remains around 10 percent, the rate it has been flirting with since October, when it hit the double digits for the first time since 1982. ... Read Post
DHS continues to stress that homeless families should be ushered through the shelter system rapidly. NYC's leaders have been enchanted by the idea; their enthusiasm has not been diminished by the lack of results. Read Post