This week: a look behind the jobs numbers that perplex economists, an interview with Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, how nature can protect us from natural disasters, and the story of self-taught artist GC Myers
Unemployment, mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, natural coastline protection, self-taught artist GC Myers
According to the New Jersey Restaurant Association, business is down anywhere from 20 percent to 60 percent this summer.
NJ residents who receive federal emergency unemployment compensation will see their weekly benefits payments cut by 22 percent starting at the end of the month because of automatic federal spending cuts.
In this edition, MetroFocus reprises its reporting on the minimum wage debate, the changing role of city libraries, and birdwatchers after Hurricane Sandy, with a new segment on Michael Moss’ new book, “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us”
Fewer summer jobs will likely be available for workers this season as businesses in Seaside Heights continue to recover after Hurricane Sandy.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the New York City Economic Development Corporation announced eight new programs to foster job training and employment opportunities.