Deep Dive: New York job industry being impacted by child care issues

We continue to track the shift in the workforce. News 12's Kristie Reeter has more on the impact child care is having on employment.

News 12 Staff

Apr 1, 2022, 11:04 AM

Updated 842 days ago

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We continue to track the shift in the workforce. News 12's Kristie Reeter has more on the impact child care is having on employment.
Caleb Silver, with Investopedia, is breaking down the unemployment numbers in New York.
"The state wide unemployment rate for New York as of January was 5.3%, that's higher than the national average of 3.8%. A lot of that unemployment is concentrated in the NYC area were the unemployment rate is 7.3%. In Westchester much lower at 3.7% and Suffolk County 3.6% and Nassau County just 3.3% those two counties have seen a lot of job growth lately," says Silver.
What is the proportion of women in New York that have lost employment due to child care issues?
"According to a U.S. Bureau Household survey 12.2% of women in New York who responded say they have lost income, or a family member has lost income in the last four weeks alone due to child care issues," says Silver.


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