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LI jobless rate still rising as nation's slowly drops

According to the latest data, unemployment islandwide is

According to the latest data, unemployment islandwide is at 7.1 percent, up 0.3 percent from last year. (January 22, 2013 7:29 PM)

The latest unemployment numbers show that Long Island is lagging behind the U.S. economy's slow but steady recovery. The national jobless rate is on the way down, but here on Long Island, the number is still going up, especially in areas hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy. According to the latest data, unemployment islandwide is at 7.1 percent, up 0.3 percent from last year. In Nassau, the current rate...

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