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Old 03-16-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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No. 9 - Long Island; only 6,000 jobs created. Wow! to be placed on the list - not exactly the kind of publicity we need to attract potential homebuyers.

11 metro areas where the jobs recovery has failed: Tech Ticker, Yahoo! Finance
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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See my previously posted thread:

//www.city-data.com/forum/long-...-recovery.html
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:28 AM
 
Location: now nyc
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No. 9 - Long Island; only 6,000 jobs created. Wow! to be placed on the list - not exactly the kind of publicity we need to attract potential homebuyers.

11 metro areas where the jobs recovery has failed: Tech Ticker, Yahoo! Finance

All the other sites say that the NYC metro area was one of the best off in the country when it comes to jobs in this Recession. Like this one;

Can't Find a Job? Best and Worst Job Markets | Indeed.com

I also question the credibility of the author of the article. Apparently the person that wrote that article referred to Long Island as one "county" and also, Long Island isn't even a metro area; it's part of a Metro Area but not it's own.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:58 AM
 
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No. 9 - Long Island; only 6,000 jobs created. Wow! to be placed on the list - not exactly the kind of publicity we need to attract potential homebuyers.

11 metro areas where the jobs recovery has failed: Tech Ticker, Yahoo! Finance
Where did the author come up with this? Long Island isnt one county.... Has the author ever been to Long Island?
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Tri-State Area
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Where did the author come up with this? Long Island isnt one county.... Has the author ever been to Long Island?
That makes it even worse - can you imagine? 3,000 jobs in each of the two counties?

Holy smokes - talk about having a "cruel summer".
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Where did the author come up with this? Long Island isnt one county.... Has the author ever been to Long Island?
And if you REALLY want to get technical, there are actually four counties on Long Island.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Wellsville, Glurt County
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Where did the author come up with this? Long Island isnt one county.... Has the author ever been to Long Island?
It's probably from the Bureau of Labor Statistics... they publish similar statistics for the Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division* (sorry the data in that link is old, it was the first one that came up on Google and I'm kinda in a rush to get out the door!!)

*="Metropolitan Division" is a subset of Metropolitan Statistical Area.

So roughly 3,000 jobs in each county as FrmlyBklyn feared!

Why don't things seem that bad? Because Long Island is right now, and has been for a good many years, very reliant on NYC for jobs. That makes our continually crappier job market out here seem less crappy than it really is.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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It's probably from the Bureau of Labor Statistics... they publish similar statistics for the Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division* (sorry the data in that link is old, it was the first one that came up on Google and I'm kinda in a rush to get out the door!!)

*="Metropolitan Division" is a subset of Metropolitan Statistical Area.

So roughly 3,000 jobs in each county as FrmlyBklyn feared!

Why don't things seem that bad? Because Long Island is right now, and has been for a good many years, very reliant on NYC for jobs. That makes our continually crappier job market out here seem less crappy than it really is.
Can you imagine what this place would be like if there WASN'T NYC to commute to?
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Tri-State Area
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Can you imagine what this place would be like if there WASN'T NYC to commute to?
Only problem with this is the LIRR has got you by the cajones - the fares are beyond ridiculous and with current oil prices, driving is not any cheaper when you factor maintenance and insurance.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Only problem with this is the LIRR has got you by the cajones - the fares are beyond ridiculous and with current oil prices, driving is not any cheaper when you factor maintenance and insurance.
If you live close to the border of Nassau there are other ways to get to Manhattan that are more budget friendly:

-- drive to a subway station in Queens and park near it
-- use LI Bus for a free transfer to the subway (although who knows what will happen with LI Bus now)
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