Tompkins County
New York

Report or Discussion Item

Economic and Labor Update


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Category:Economic DevelopmentFunctions:Tcad


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Meeting History

Sep 7, 2017 3:00 PM  Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee Regular Meeting

Ms. Armstrong provided a PowerPoint presentation entitled Economic Update - Sectors, Occupations, and Jobs. She defined labor force as those individuals working or actively looking for employment and added that the decrease in the labor force following the recession is likely due to people becoming discouraged and having stopped seeking employment.

Ms. Robertson inquired about the statistic that 1.1% of the work force, ages 30 to 54 years old, are not working due to drug addiction. Ms. Armstrong explained she is not certain of the statistic or how relevant it is to Tompkins County but stated there are employers within the County that do require potential employees to pass a drug test.