Buffalo, New York—As the Buffalo Bills have become more popular in recent years, they’ve also been in trouble with unemployment.
The Bills are one of just three teams in the NFL to have a negative unemployment rate.
But they’ve seen a huge jump in the number of people seeking help in recent months.
“This is a major shift in how we’re seeing unemployment,” said John Cappello, vice president of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
“It is, in fact, the largest positive jump in unemployment since the Great Recession.”
Buffalo is the fourth-most populous city in the country and the third-largest in the US, according to the US Census Bureau.
It’s also one of the least populous, with only 1.6 million residents.
The city has been grappling with the effects of a recent influx of low-wage workers from other states and overseas.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Buffalo’s unemployment rate rose by almost half between August 2016 and August 2017, from 4.6% to 7.9%.
That’s because of the influx of new jobs created in the city.
The biggest factor driving that increase is that, as more workers moved to other parts of the country, Buffalo has seen a drop in the demand for full-time workers.
“We’ve seen that our job market has been really, really strong,” Cappella said.
“The fact that we’ve seen this huge increase in people looking for work and people looking to work makes it feel like it’s a good time to be here.”
This is the third year in a row that Buffalo has had a negative employment rate, and it’s the third consecutive year that the city has experienced a negative rate.
In the second half of last year, the unemployment rate was 3.9% and was the worst it’s been in years.
In 2016, the rate was 7.3%.
The city’s unemployment was 7% in 2016 and it is now 8.3% overall.
The Buffalo unemployment rate, in contrast, was 1.9%, down from 2.5% a year ago.
The largest drop came in August 2016, when Buffalo’s rate fell to 3.6%.
That was followed by a fall to 4.3%, in March 2017, to 4%, and in June 2017 to 3%, according to census data.
The drop in unemployment is the result of a series of factors: the increase in the federal government’s unemployment benefits program, which has given some job seekers relief, a drop from the construction industry, and a drop out of the Great Depression.
“People were out of work for a long time,” said Mike Eisler, who works as a software engineer for the city of Buffalo.
“That’s what drove the change.”
The Buffalo area saw a huge drop in construction jobs in recent weeks, particularly in the construction sector, but the city’s economic recovery is still in its early stages.
The Great Recession officially ended in September 2009, but it didn’t end until the end of 2015.
The recession also left many people struggling to get ahead.
The unemployment rate has dropped since then, with the largest drop being among the white population, who saw their unemployment rate decline by almost 5 percentage points.
A recent report from the Bureau’s Bureau of Economic Analysis found that, overall, the national unemployment rate dropped to 4% in May of 2017.
“Buffalo is one of a handful of cities in the entire country that had a lower unemployment rate than the national average, but we’re not just looking at one city,” Caffello said.
The state of New Jersey, however, has a negative workforce participation rate of 10.7%.
In Buffalo, the state’s unemployment is even lower than that.
Buffalo’s overall unemployment rate is 5.5%, according the Bureau.
“When it comes to unemployment, New Jersey is a lot better off than Buffalo,” Eislinger said.
But while the city is making gains, the overall job market is still struggling.
According the Bureau, the Buffalo job market grew by 7.6, but just barely.
In a recent report, Cappellos said the state had a labor force participation rate (LFP) of just 78.9.
That is lower than the state average of 87.1%.
That is partly because Buffalo’s job growth has been driven by the tech industry.
According a report from McKinsey & Company, the city added 5,200 jobs between July 2016 and July 2017, a 3.3 percent increase.
That’s a bit better than the 1.7 percent growth in the Buffalo metro area over that same period.
But it still lags behind the nation’s labor force, which grew by an astounding 16.5 percent.
While the city and the state are making strides, Buffalo is still experiencing a huge gap between the rich and poor in the region.
“You’re still seeing a lot of poverty in the area, and that’s not helped