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Ralph da Costa Nunez: How a GED Is a Real Advantage in Reducing Family Homelessness in NYC

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.
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Ralph da Costa Nunez: Does 'Housing First' Put Families Last?

United States / New York : Huffington Post: New York Blog (3 years ago)

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

Unemployment Continues to Hover at 10 Percent

United States / New York : Daily Intel (5 years ago)

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

More New Yorkers Find Jobs, But More New Yorkers Unemployed

United States / New York : Gothamist (3 years ago)

Spark a blunt and crack open a Coors Light Iced T: NYC saw a net gain of 71,400 jobs between January 2011 and January 2012! Er, actually, sell the blunt and return the beer: NYC's unemployment rate rose again in January to 9.3 perce... Read Post


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