Each map below can be made lager by clicking on it.
In an article posted in the New NY23rd in February, NY-23rd’s Jobs and Unemployment Data, I presented a map of NYS (below, left) that compared the number of jobs in each county or metropolitan area to the number the had in the same month (December) a year earlier. As you can see in December 2017, all of the counties, except Tompkins, Seneca, and Tioga, in the NY23rd is the darkest color on the screen. That means that the other eight counties had less jobs in December 2017 than in December, 2016.
The good news is that on the most recent map (from March 2017 to March 2018), published by the NYS Department of Labor, Yates and Ontario Counties’s shading has gotten lighter, meaning that they are gaining jobs close to the state average rate. The data for Yates and Ontario Counties is a little misleading. Those counties are in the Rochester Metropolitan Area, which means that many Yates County’s workers commute to Ontario or Monroe Counties to their jobs. Ontario County workers also commute for employment.
The bad news is that Tioga County (part of the Binghamton Metropolitan Area) is growing darker.
The real bad news is that the rest of the our district (Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany Steuben, and Chemung counties) is still loosing jobs. Still-loosing-jobs. Look at the difference between the NY 23rd dark shading in the March map and the counties north of the us. Their shading became three levels lighter; from dark brown (losing jobs) to a light tan (gaining jobs close to the State’s rate).
With most of the State increasing the number of jobs over a year ago, the NY-23rd is not. Political insanity is re-electing a person over & over (in this case for a fifth term) thinking we’ll get a different result. Why would anyone concerned about jobs, (and aren’t we all) especially in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany Steuben, Chemung and Tioga, want to re-elect Rep. Tom Reed in November?
Map from NYS Department of Labor