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Study: State slow to get jobs back

Growth held to low-paying areas

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A new report paints a dismal portrait of the economic recovery, noting that unemployment has been high for years and the state’s modest job growth is concentrated among low-wage industries. Despite this, New York has actually fared better than other states, according to the Latham-based Fiscal Policy Institute’s annual “State of Working” report, released today. James Parrott, the institute’s deputy director and chief economist, said that over the past four years, only five states have ...

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