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  • Pay premiums among major industry groups in New York City
  • Although workers in New York City continue to earn substantially more on average than workers in lower-cost areas, most of the rise in New York City’s pay premium is attributable to growth in average pay in the financial activities industries; despite a 2007–2009 decline, the financial activities pay premium nearly doubled during the 1990–2009 period. See

  • The construction boom and bust in New York City
  • During the construction boom that began in 2000, construction employment rose later and with more intensity in New York City than in the Nation as a whole, while the eventual construction bust was later but less severe in the City than nationally; the City’s gains and losses were concentrated in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. See

  • Manhattan’s financial sector and the 2005–07 employment dynamic
  • A first-time look at county-level Business Employment Dynamics data offers new insights into Manhattan employment growth and the financial sector during the period just prior to the recession beginning in December 2007. See

  • Health care industries and the New York City labor market
  • From 1990 to 1995, New York City’s health care employment rose faster than the national average, but growth then slowed until 2002, when the pace quickened again; the 1995–2002 slowdown reflected slower growth in hospital care expenditures, while accelerated job growth after 2002 reflected strong growth in the elderly population and in home health care.  See

  • Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in the U.S. Caribbean Territories, 1992-2006
  • BLS data shed light on what distinguishes the economies of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and on what differentiates their safety and health experiences. Despite having relatively low injury rates, the two territories have a number of safety and health concerns, including case severity, workplace violence, and repetitive motion incidents. See

  • Extended mass layoffs after 2001: a comparison of New York and the Nation
  • Data from the BLS Mass Layoffs Program reveal that layoff activity in New York was somewhat elevated in the years that followed the 2001 recession. A rising level of job cuts due to contractual turnover among growth industries helped transform the mass layoff experience in the metropolitan area. See

  • The economic impact of the creative arts industries: New York and Los Angeles
  • Data from the BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages provide a fresh perspective on the impact and value of the creative arts to the economies of New York and Los Angeles; one of every 4 creative arts industry jobs in the Nation operated out of either of those locales in 2006. The report is available at

  • The effects of Hurricane Katrina on the New Orleans economy
  • Hurricane Katrina devastated the New Orleans economy; tourism, port operations, and educational services, the foundation of the city's economy, survived, offering a base for recovery. The report is available at

  • Structural changes in Manhattan's post-9/ 11 economy
  • Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Manhattan's global economy has seen its employment diminish in importance, while its role as a wage generator has increased. High wages in the global sector may be driving demand in the local sector. The report is available at:

  • 100 Years of U.S. Consumer Spending: Data for the Nation, New York City, and Boston
  • In this report, authors Michael L. Dolfman and Denis M. McSweeney use consumer expenditure data longitudinally and draw on information from decennial census reports to present a 100-year history of significant changes in consumer spending, economic status, and family demographics in the country as a whole, as well as in New York City and Boston. The report is available at

  • 9/11 and the New York City economy: A borough-by-borough analysis
  • The effect of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, on the New York City economy was far reaching and extended to every borough of the city; hardest hit was New York's “export” sector-the most internationally oriented part of that economy. The report is available at


Last Modified Date: August 23, 2013