With a June jobless rate of 15.7 percent and a five-year annualized employment growth rate of negative 2.7 percent, the New York economy finished second worst in a new ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St.
New York is expanding antibody testing survey to test FDNY and NYPD officers, health care workers and transit workers; opening five new drive-through testing facilities in Monroe, Erie, Broome, Niagara and Oneida counties; providing $25 million for food banks and providers most impacted by COVID-19; launches Nourish New York initiative to purchase food and products from Upstate farms and direct it to food banks.
The state enacted legislation this week establishing a regulatory framework for the production and sale of hemp and hemp extract in New York State. The measure also requires the hemp industry to test and label their products, protecting consumers from potential harm. The governor also announced that New York state will host a hemp summit in January to further develop policies and priorities related to this burgeoning industry.