City Unemployment Rises to 10.6%, State to 9%
New York State's unemployment is back up, too, from 8.6 percent to 9 percent, where it was in November. 610,000 New York state citizens are collecting unemployment; about half of them have been collecting it for more than six months.
The Bronx is still the city's unemployment leader at 13.9 percent. Brooklyn's is 11.2, Queens 9.3, Staten Island 9.1, and Manhattan 9.0.