WNY job growth continues to lag

Reporting, analysis and commentary
by Jim Heaney, editor of Investigative Post

The Buffalo and Western New York economy is humming, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a bevy of local and state politicians. But the numbers tell a different story.

Job growth in the Buffalo market grew by an annual average of 0.8 percent between 2010 and last year, half the national average of 1.6 percent. Local job growth last year of 1.1 percent was significantly less than the national average of 1.9 percent of the statewide average of 1.7 percent.

Steve Brown and I discuss on this week’s edition of Outrages & Insights.