Collen Gardner, the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Labor has told reporters that
“prevailing unemployment issues in NYS or the New York State are sky-high already.â€
Reports state that the New York State Unemployment rate is at 8.8% for February 2010 ad that 8,100 private sector jobs were gained in New York State this Februaryâ€“ which is about 0.1% gain.
The Commissioner added: â€œThe recession is being faced at both national as well as the Capital Region level thus the youthful individuals from the United States are experiencing one of the most painful problem: unemployment. The issue has skyrocketed as well as the estimates at the national level recommend that the ratio of unemployment among the youth is over 21 percent. Similarly the recent Census data reveals that at local level the rate is practically 20 %.â€