Unemployment rate down in the Bronx

The NYS Department of Labor reports that the unemployment rate in the Bronx is down nearly a full percent for March.

The NYS Department of Labor reports that the unemployment rate in the Bronx is down nearly a full percent for March.

The NYS Department of Labor reports that the unemployment rate in the Bronx is down nearly a full percent for March. (5/1/15)

THE BRONX - There's good news for Bronx residents who are on the job hunt. The New York State Department of Labor released its latest figures and they show the local unemployment rate is down.

The department's figures show that for the month of March, the rate dropped nearly a full percent. Officials say as a result the Bronx is no longer the borough with the highest unemployment rate.

New developments have opened up new jobs for residents. In addition, the organization Bronx H.I.R.E. and the Bronx Chamber of Commerce have helped place 366 Bronx residents in jobs.

Bronx H.I.R.E. helps residents find employment and also provides them with training and certifications.

More on this topic

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The robbery happened at the T-Mobile store located 1 Police: Suspects steal $23K in product from T-Mobile store
2 Word on the Street: 'As Young As You Feel Day'
An 11-year-old model and actress from the Bronx 3 11-year-old Bronx model, actress invited to Kids' Choice Awards
4 Sports icons take part in brain injury awareness forum
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2016 file 5 Electronics banned on flights from 8 Muslim counties

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE