NEW YORK CITY – The coronavirus pandemic is still taking a heavy toll on New York’s workforce, according to new state unemployment figures.
The city’s unemployment rate was 13.9%, according to the study. It was 3.5% a year ago.
Figures show the city still lags behind the rest of New York City in terms of a job recovery after the coronavirus devastated the economy from March.
“In addition, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 12.5% to 9.7% in September 2020,” the study said.
The Bronx, where 111,000 workers were unemployed, led the boroughs in terms of unemployment. Its unemployment rate was 18.8%, followed by Brooklyn at 14.1%.
Queens’ unemployment rate was 13.8% while Manhattan and Staten Island were 10.9% and 11.6%, respectively.