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Suffolk Notebook: Unemployment Rises in September

Jobless rate at 7.3 percent.

The jobless picture in Suffolk County grew a bit more bleak in September, as the state's department of labor said the county's unemployment rate climbed in the month.

The percentage of residents filing for jobless benefits rose to 7.5 percent compared to 7.3 percent in September of 2011. The rate fell, however, compared to August's 8.2 percent unemployment, according to the labor department.

In the county, the Town of Babylon had the highest unemployment rate at 8.6 percent, though the Village of Lindenhurst eclipsed that with 8.7 percent unemployment.

Islip had the second highest jobless rate, at 8.1 percent.

Unemployment on Long Island also grew in September to 7.3 percent, compared to 7.1 percent in September 2011.

September 2012 Labor Force Data Labor Force Employed Unemployed

Unemployment Rate (%)

Nassau-Suffolk 1,462,000 1,354,600 107,400 7.3 Suffolk County 778,400 719,900 58,500 7.5 Babylon Town 110,300 100,800 9,500 8.6 Brookhaven Town 257,100 237,900 19,300 7.5 Huntington Town 105,900 99,000 6,900 6.5 Islip Town 176,500 162,300 14,200 8.1 Lindenhurst Village 14,400 13,200 1,300 8.7 Riverhead Town 16,400 15,100 1,200 7.6 Smithtown Town 60,500 56,500 4,000 6.6 Southampton Town 28,700 26,900 1,900 6.5 New York City 3,959,100 3,610,400 348,800 8.8 New York State 9,539,800 8,756,300 783,500 8.2
Preliator October 29, 2012 at 12:28 PM
You are probably right Jag, Obama is never held accountable for...anything.
Tom Dewick October 29, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Hey Spenc, Nice use of the DNC talking points which everybody knows is pure hogwash.
John Gruber October 29, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Huzzah!
John Gruber October 29, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Greg the only thing I can say is try to be a little more informed
Spencer Tracy November 05, 2012 at 05:37 AM
Hey Tom, you probably don't spend a lot of time thinking I'd wager. Pure hogwash he says but dares not take on any of the points-typical. Did you read the "get a clue" part? This book is written by a decades long Republican: The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted http://www.amazon.com/The-Party-Over-Republicans-Democrats/dp/0670026263 DNC talking points? Did you even bother reading, I know it takes effort. Can't wait to fill up your cart with made in China junk or from outsourced jobs huh? Flying that Made in China US flag nice and high? Republicans are the worst, completely oblivious and the Democrats are cowards who sold out. Get a clue Tom.

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