The Snowstorm couldn’t have come at a more convenient time for Syracuse… it’s the kick-off of the first full weekend of Winterfest. Thousands of people are expected Downtown over the next week. While people often participate at inside events; getting them to stay outside for events can be a challenge.
The Syracuse area posts an improvement of a full 2% in the latest unemployment numbers released by New York State. The December jobless rate released Tuesday by the State Labor Department dropped to 6.5%, the lowest in more than 6 years. That compares to 8.5% in December of 2012.