Tag: jobless

  • Bloomberg Vs. City Council Over Unemployment Hire Bill

    As if the unemployed needed another political showdown in their honor after the fiscal cliff debacle. Yesterday, City Council approved a bill that would bar an employer from not considering you simply because you’re unemployed (ironic, given that the unemployed are at the interview for a reason: because they’re unemployed). In effect, it would give […]

  • Big Apple’s Unemployment Rate Hits 10% Again

    We hate the phrase ‘double-dip,’ especially when it becomes an unfortunate┬áreality. In September of 2009, as President Obama’s stimulus package was beginning to leak into the economy, New York City’s unemployment rate hit its peak of 10.1% and stayed there for six months. Since then, the job numbers for the city hovered around 9.7% – […]