New York City economy

The Construction Labor Market in New York City: Trends and Issues

June 28, 2003. A labor market profile prepared by the Fiscal Policy Institute. Read the report >> (read more)

New York City’s Unemployment Crisis and the Need for an Emergency Job Creation Program

May 22, 2003. Testimony presented by FPI Deputy Director and Chief Economist James Parrott to the Assembly Committee on Cities. Testimony >>

Related: Newsday story, “Expert: Jobs Are the Problem.”… (read more)

New York City’s Economy and the Situation of Low- and Moderate-Income Households

May 1, 2003. Testimony presented by James A. Parrott to the New York City Rent Guidelines Board.… (read more)

Revitalize New York by Putting People to Work: A Jobs-Based Strategy for Economic Diversification and High-Road Growth

March 13, 2003.  This new 30-page report prepared by FPI for the Labor Community Advocacy Network to Revitalize New York (LCAN) makes the case for a $1 billion Liberty Jobs Program to counteract the massive job losses that New York City has experienced as a result of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Press release, report.… (read more)

Meeting New York City’s Fiscal and Economic Challenges in 2003

February 12, 2003. Released at FPI’s annual budget briefing, this analysis is based on Mayor Bloomberg’s January 28 Financial Plan for FY 2003-2007. Presentation >>(read more)

Time to get rid of the LMDC

January 27, 2003. An op ed in the New York Daily News by David Dyssegaard Kallick. Read >> (read more)

Management and Accountability Issues Pertaining to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s New York City Transit Operations

January 17, 2003. Testimony by Matthew T. Mitchell before the Transportation Committee of the Council of the City of New York. Testimony >>(read more)

Tale of Two Recessions: The Current Slowdown in New York City Compared to the Early 1990s

December 3, 2002. A report by James Parrott and Oliver Cooke. Report >>(read more)

Why Did New York Workers Lose Ground in the 1990s?

November 25, 2002. FPI Senior Economist Moshe Adler refutes the assertion that the increase in poverty and the decrease in median family income in New York City during the 1990s were due to immigration.  Regional Labor Review, Fall 2002. Study >> (read more)

The Building Service Industry and Displaced Building Service Workers

September 19, 2002. An analysis of the building service industry in NYC and the impact of building-service worker displacement on taxpayers and the low and moderate wage labor markets. Presented by FPI Deputy Director and Chief Economist James Parrott to the NYC City Council’s Contracts Committee. Testimony >>(read more)