Archive for June, 2016

Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.7% in May, Lowest Level Since August 2007

The statewide unemployment rate decreased from 4.9% to 4.7% in May 2016. This represented the state’s lowest unemployment rate since August 2007. New York’s unemployment rate was equal to the U.S. rate in May 2016. In addition, the number of unemployed New Yorkers also decreased over the month – falling from 476,600 in April to […]

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Making the Case for Paid Federal Family Leave

The following information is from the office of US Sen. Kirsten E.  Gillibrand Nearly every American, at some point in their lives, will have to take time away from work to recover from an illness, nurse a sick loved one, or care for a new child. However, despite the inevitable need for time off from […]

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Four Orange County farms receive $2.8 million in grants from Hudson Valley Agricultural Enhancement Program

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and Department of Planning Commissioner David Church have announced that four Orange County farms, including three in Warwick, have received $2.8 million in grants through the Hudson Valley Agricultural Enhancement Program. These state grants help local farmers protect valuable, at-risk farmland from future development and maintain the land’s use […]

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Don’t Overlook the Latino Community in Marketing & Advertising

Hispanics are the fastest growing population in the U.S. According to research done byLaVoz magazine, of the 120,000 Latinos in the Mid-Hudson Valley, 90,000 prefer to speak Spanish in their homes. A recent Nielsen report indicated that from 2010 to 2050, the Hispanic population in the U.S. will grow 167%, significantly more than any other […]

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