Dismal jobs report shows 69K jobs add in May

Today's dismal jobs report is fanning fears among out-of-work Long Island residents worried that the sputtering economy may make their job search even more difficult.The

WOODBURY - Today's dismal jobs report is fanning fears among out-of-work Long Island residents worried that the sputtering economy may make their job search even more difficult.The Labor Department's monthly jobs report says U.S. employers created 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year.Long Island Association chief economist Dr. Pearl Kamer says it's taking Long Island longer to rise from the 2007 to 2009 downturn. Kamer says Long Island has recovered only half the jobs it lost, while the rest of the state regained almost 95 percent.Kamer says Long Island residents who are out of work should do their best to be flexible when looking for a job.

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