New York State economy

Cutting Upstate Adrift Doesn’t Serve It Well

March 6, 2007. A statement from FPI executive director Frank Mauro.… (read more)

New York State Workers’ Compensation: How Big Is the Coverage Shortfall?

January 25, 2007.  (Includes addendum of February 5, 2007.) Between 500,000 and a million New York workers who should have workers’ compensation coverage do not, and the system’s revenues are $500 million to $1 billion lower than they should be. Fragmented responsibility for enforcement has allowed employers to provide unemployment insurance but not workers’ compensation coverage to some workers; in other cases employers misclassify employees as consultants to keep them out of both systems. Report >>(read more)

One New York: An Agenda for Shared Prosperity

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: full report, executive summary, press release (also below)


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State of Working New York 2006: An Uneven Recovery

September 2, 2006. New York’s recovery has been uneven, with wages yet to rise while worker productivity climbs. Economic and fiscal pressures restrain the rebound for most of upstate; in particular, western New York lags.

  1. Population of New York’s super-regions and region definitions
  2. Population, employment, wages,
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Pulling Apart: Gap Between New York’s Wealthiest and Poorest is Widest in the Nation

January 26, 2006. New studies find that New York has the most unequal income distribution of the 50 states. And the situation in the Empire State has gotten much worse over the last two decades. This is among the findings of a new report from FPI, Pulling Apart in New York: An Analysis of Income Trends in New York, by the Fiscal Policy Institute. Also see Pulling Apart: A State-by-State Analysis of Income Trends, a new analysis of … (read more)

State of Working New York 2005: New Yorker Workers Treading Water in a Tenuous Recovery

September 4, 2005. Gains of growth go to corporate profits and high-wage earners, while the middle class shrinks. The tenuous economic recovery of the past two years has been characterized by such weak wage growth that most of New York’s working families have been left treading water, according to the latest edition of the State of Working New York.  FPI’s State of Working New York series, published biennially since 1999, provides comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the data available … (read more)

Immigrants and the New York City Labor Force

February 15, 2005. Testimony presented at New York City Council Immigration Committee Hearing. Read the testimony.(read more)

State of Working New York 2004: Recovery Yet to Arrive for Many New York Workers and Their Families

September 6, 2004. The U.S. job market overall is still too weak to broadly distribute the benefits of the growing economy. The slack labor market has led to a situation in which wages have started to fall behind inflation. Press release with New York figures below or link to press release with tables and graphs.

FPI’s State of Working New York series, published biennially since 1999, provides comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the data available on the conditions … (read more)

New York is outpacing the nation in job growth but …

December 31, 2003. This economic update shows that the current national recovery is creating jobs at an unprecedented low rate.… (read more)

Revitalizing the Cities of Upstate New York

October 29, 2003. Testimony presented by Lava Thimmayya to the Assembly Standing Committee on Cities, Public Hearing on The Tools Necessary to Revitalize the Cities of New York.… (read more)