Job Growth in NY-23rd?

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


About pystew

Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.
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7 Responses to Job Growth in NY-23rd?

  1. whungerford says:

    Much could be done, but Tom Reed generally does the opposite. Tariffs hurt Elmira manufacturers like Hardinge and Hilliard. Reluctance to spend on public transportation hurts rail car manufacturers like Alstom and CAF. Low spending on infrastructure hurts construction. Companies like Sikorsky, World Kitchen and Dresser-Rand are hard to replace once they are gone.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    The job loss and bleak economic future in NY State is directly related to NY State politics and budget spending which includes the Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Assembly that the Democrats have a strangle hold on.

    The farce of economic aid in NY State in nothing more than corporate welfare funded by state debt and high taxes to the citizens and companies in NY State.


  3. josephurban says:

    Education drives everything about economic growth. Upstate NY has been shortchanging students for years. We to drop property taxes as a way of funding education and increase sales, income and corporate taxes to solve the problem.


  4. whungerford says:

    Education is important to prosperity in NY-23, yet Tom Reed campaigns and votes against education more often than not.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Bob Mcgill says:

    In order to gain jobs people have to actually apply and get hired. You can’t gain jobs if nobody actually takes a job. Reform welfare and you will see the jobs numbers go up.


  6. josephurban says:

    And you can’t apply and get hired if no one is offering employment you are qualified for . And if government refuses to provide services people need. Invest in infrastructure and you will see the job numbers go up and see society improve. win-win.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. cathkestler says:

    Most of the people on welfare roles hold down full time jobs that don’t pay a living wage, Bob.
    Try again

    Liked by 2 people

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