Labor markets

Sector-Based Strategies for Economic Development

June 25, 2002. Testimony by James A. Parrott, Ph.D., before the New York City Council Economic Development Committee. Testimony >> (read more)

Sectoral Approaches to Economic Development Research in New York City

June 25, 2002. Over 50 researchers and economic development practitioners participated in this conference on sectoral research hosted by the Fiscal Policy Institute, the Consortium for Worker Education and the CUNY Graduate Center. Prepared by FPI staff for distribution at the meeting: NYC Sectoral Research Bibliography, with citations to 59 studies in 12 sectors including health care, apparel manufacturing, and tourism. Participants, agenda.

Also see the August 26 report, Key Themes and Issues in Sectoral Analysis, … (read more)

Health Care Industry: Trends and Issues

June 4, 2002. A labor market profile prepared by the Fiscal Policy Institute. Read the report >>(read more)

The Employment Impact of the September 11 World Trade Center Attacks: Updated Estimates based on the Benchmarked Employment Data

March 8, 2002. On November 5, 2001, the Fiscal Policy Institute released a report, The Economic Impact of the September 11 World Trade Center Attacks, estimating that New York City would lose a total of 105,200 jobs in the fourth quarter of 2001 as a result of the WTC attacks. FPI’s estimates were developed through numerous interviews with industry sources supplemented with economic analysis of the city economy and input-output analysis of the multiplier effects. At the time of … (read more)

World Trade Center Job Impacts Take a Heavy Toll on Low-Wage Workers

November 5, 2001. Occupational and  wage implications of job losses related to the September 11 World Trade Center attack. Report >>(read more)

Economic Impact of the September 11 World Trade Center Attack

September 28, 2001. A preliminary report. Report >>(read more)

Building a Ladder to Jobs and Higher Wages

October 1, 2000. New York’s public and private leaders can create more jobs, expand training and educational opportunities, and ensure that work is a path out of poverty. This report from the Working Group on New York City’s Low-Wage Labor Market examines the current nature of the city’s low-wage labor market and includes a comprehensive set of policy recommendations to address the labor market problems of New York City’s growing low-wage labor force. FPI was a member of the working … (read more)

Government Subsidies, Living Wages and the Building Service Industry

July 25, 2000. Testimony by James A. Parrott before the City Council of the City of New York Labor Committee Hearing.

My name is James Parrott. Thank you for this opportunity to testify on the question of wages and working conditions in companies that receive economic development subsidies from the City. I am the Deputy Director and Chief Economist of the Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI). FPI is a non-partisan, non-profit public policy research organization that deals with New York City … (read more)