State: New York
The New York Job Market
New York Department of Labor reported that the New York private sector had added 14,600 jobs in January 2016, reaching new record high. The statewide unemployment rate decreased from 5.0% in December 2015 to 4.9% in January 2016, matching the national unemployment rate in January 2016.
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The top IT skills in demand in New York are:
• Network administration (68 percent)
• Desktop support (68 percent)
• Windows administration (65 percent)
• Database management (58 percent)
The top five cities that are favorable to job seekers according to a Nerwallet.com 2013 report are listed below:
1. Pearl River
Pearl River is located 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. It's a good location for commuters with a stop on the New Jersey Transit Pascack Valley Line and access to the Tappan Zee Bridge, the New York State Thruway and the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Pearl River also serves as the headquarters of the Rockland Business Association as well as for Pfizer and Orange & Rockland Utilities.
2. New York City
In spite of that of the unique challenge of the high cost of living, New York City is a coveted city to live in and known for its fast pace and lively environment with thriving industries from mass media and arts to technology, finance, insurance and health care.
Located in upstate New York, Geneva's housing costs are among the lowest. The downtown features theater, arts, shopping, dining and other businesses. Major employers include Finger Lakes wineries, glass producer Guardian Glass and Zotos International, which produces sustainable beauty products powered by the city's first wind turbines.
Ithaca attracts tourists to its waterfalls, gorges and other scenic areas. With the campuses of Cornell University and Ithaca College located here, the economy is mostly based on education. Other industries include manufacturing, agriculture, technology and tourism.
Bethpage is 35 miles to Midtown Manhattan. It's the home of two grocery chains as well as a U.S. Postal Service sorting facility that serves the New York region. Bethpage State Park is known for its public golf courses and has twice hosted the U.S. Open Golf Championships.
The New York Department of Labor has great services for job seekers like apprenticeship opportunities, career services, job listings, information on New York State Career Centers and more. It also produces a list of fastest growing occupations by region.
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