Income distribution, inequality and poverty
April 9, 2008. New York has the dubious distinction of having the widest income gap between the rich and the poor of all 50 states, according to this report released by FPI in conjunction with a national study of income trends in the 50 states by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute. The report also shows that inequality in New York City is even more extreme than in the state as a whole. Also … (read more)
September 1, 2007. Upstate regions gain jobs, led by the Buffalo metro area. Four years into an economic expansion, New Yorkers finally got a slight raise last year, according to this year’s edition of The State of Working New York. In particular, the troubled upstate economy has experienced encouraging payroll growth, with Buffalo leading the way. But overall, these modest gains stand out against a backdrop of worrisome long-term trends. For example: workers aren’t seeing wage increases commensurate with their … (read more)
June 14, 2007. FPI joined the New York State Community Action Association (NYSCAA) and New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness in calling on Governor Spitzer and the New York State Legislature to establish a commission on economic security to advise policymakers on how to help low income families get ahead. Over 100 organizations from around the state joined in the request. Group press release >>… (read more)
November 20, 2006. One New York: An Agenda for Shared Prosperity is a comprehensive look at the economic and fiscal policy recommendations New York needs to strengthen the economy in each region of the state and to strengthen the middle class.
- One New York: An Agenda for Shared Prosperity, by Jim Bertolone, president of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation. Appeared in both