Author Archives: Andrew Green

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Rochester’s baby boomer population is above average in size, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau population estimates for 2016 released June 22. Even in Monroe County—the area’s youngest, according to Census figures—over 16 percent of the population was 65 ...

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New York a leading state for loss of manufacturing jobs New York and its neighbors were among the twenty-eight U.S. states whose nonfarm payroll employment, seasonally adjusted, increased between April 2016 and April 2017, according to data released May 19 ...

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Photonics resource directory

A listing of businesses and organizations involved in photonics and optics Industry Associations and Societies American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) Federally funded consortium uniting government, industry and the academic community that seeks to advance manufacturing technology for ...

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Ontario County only one in area to gain population Ontario County was one of 15 New York counties whose population increased between July 1, 2011 and July 1, 2016, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released yesterday. ...

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Online advertised job vacancies continue decline

Online advertised job vacancies in February decreased in all 50 states, continuing a national two-year decline, according to the monthly Help Wanted Online report released March 8 by The Conference Board. The nationwide HWOL Supply/Demand rate – a calculation of ...

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Rochester Ranks Below Average in Measure of Growth Rochester and Syracuse were among 23 of the nation’s largest 100 metropolitan areas that scored below the national average for all three composite indicators of economic growth from 2010 to 2015, according ...

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N.Y. jobless rate for 2016 declines in line with nation New York’s average annual unemployment rate for 2016 was 4.8 percent, down from 5.3 percent in 2015, according to data released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Rates for ...

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Homeownership rate falls in Rochester, across upstate The homeownership rate in the Rochester metropolitan area declined from 65 percent in 2015 to 58 percent in 2016—the largest percentage drop among the nation’s top 75 metro areas, according to U.S. Census ...

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CPI-U rises due to gasoline price increase Driven largely by a 20.3 percent increase in the price of gasoline, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 2.5 percent nationwide from January 2016 to January 2017—the largest 12-month ...

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State’s GDP up 3.6 percent in 2016’s third quarter

Led by growth in the finance and insurance, wholesale trade and information industries, New York’s real GDP—calculated as the sum of what consumers, businesses and governments spend on final goods and services, plus investment and net foreign trade—grew by 3.6 ...

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Private workers’ compensation rose 2.2% in 2016

Total compensation costs for U.S. private industry workers—including wages, salaries and employer  benefit costs—increased by 2.2 percent in 2016, according to the Employment Cost Index report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday. The increase follows a 1.9 ...

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Private sector employment in N.Y. rises in Q2 2016

Private sector employers in New York State added 32,241 jobs in the second quarter of 2016, equal to 0.4 percent of the state’s total private sector employment, according to seasonally adjusted data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. ...

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