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)
New York State economy
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
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.
- Press release (also below)
- Supplemental tables and graphs from the report. In addition, each appendix figure provides support or underlying details for the corresponding figure in the text: all appendices and individual tables:
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)
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)
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.
September 18, 2003. Recovery may be finally beginning, but will be hard and slow. As of the fall of 2003, New York workers still face an economy weakened by the combined effects of a national recession, the bursting of the Wall Street and dot-com bubbles, and the economic devastation wrought by the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center. These factors have combined to make the rate of job loss over the last two-and-a-half years much greater in … (read more)