recession http://wrvo.org en Report: New Yorkers pay a price for longer unemployment http://wrvo.org/post/report-new-yorkers-pay-price-longer-unemployment <p></p><p>A new report on the status of workers finds the period since the 2008 market crash may turn out to be a “lost decade” for New Yorkers, as wages stagnate and the average time for unemployment lengthens.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 09:27:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 43373 at http://wrvo.org Mobile reemployment teams tour state http://wrvo.org/post/mobile-reemployment-teams-tour-state <p>Upstate New York is having a hard time getting over the recession. Unemployment in upstate rose to 8.5 percent in August, close to one percentage point higher than during August 2011, according to a new report from the<a href="http://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/pressreleases/prlaus.shtm" target="_blank"> New York State Department of Labor</a>. New York’s&nbsp;rate peaked above the national trend, and this month Governor Andrew Cuomo started an <a href="http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/09182012-cuomo-initiative-to-help-unemployment" target="_blank">initiative to help</a> address the issue. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 20:16:49 +0000 Kate O'Connell 27185 at http://wrvo.org SU reaches fundraising goal http://wrvo.org/post/su-reaches-fundraising-goal <p>Syracuse University announced this month that it has reached the $1 billion mark in its fundraising campaign, which was launched in 2005. University administrators had not expected that goal to be met until December 31 of this year. With the recession dogging the economy for the last four years, other universities have not been so successful in their fundraising efforts. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:02:53 +0000 Olivia Fecteau 26887 at http://wrvo.org Comptroller: Local governments face grim fiscal reality http://wrvo.org/post/comptroller-local-governments-face-grim-fiscal-reality <p>A report from the state comptroller finds local governments in New York are struggling financially. Around 10 percent are running deficits or suffering from cash flow problems, and there is no end in sight.<br /><br /> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:37:08 +0000 Karen DeWitt 23536 at http://wrvo.org Slow and steady: New York state job levels rise http://wrvo.org/post/slow-and-steady-new-york-state-job-levels-rise <p>New York state is on the brink of returning to pre-recession job levels, according to a new analysis from IHS Global Insight.</p><p> Fri, 25 May 2012 15:01:02 +0000 Alex Crighton 19873 at http://wrvo.org Slow and steady: New York state job levels rise