January 7 – January 14, 2010 Edition

Crain’s Tracks New York Job Losses, which provides monthly updates on the number of jobs lost in New York City since the peak of August 2008, shows that as of December 22, 2009, 139,827 jobs have been lost, and only 10,700 jobs were gained in the private sector in November. The jobs meter draws on Eastern Consolidated’s seasonally adjusted analysis of New York Department of Labor monthly statistics.

The latest job losses occurred at the Princeton Review, where 35 employees have been laid off.

The Princeton Review is standardized test preparation and admissions consulting company based in America. The company operates in 41 states and 22 countries across the globe. It offers test preparation for standardized aptitude tests such as the SAT and advice regarding college admissions. According to Wikipedia, approximately 70% of the company’s revenue comes from test preparation.

Sources:, The New York State Department of Labor, Eastern Consolidated