Labor Market Trends and Issues in the New York City Securities Industry

July 29, 2002.  A labor market report by the Fiscal Policy Institute for the Institute for Business Trends Analysis of the Borough of Manhattan Community College, and the Consortium for Worker Education. Report >>(read more)

Partial Sanctions Have Not Led To Smaller Caseload Declines

July 26, 2002. By David Carroll of the California Budget Project and FPI’s Trudi Renwick. Brief in PDF..

Current federal law requires states to penalize families whose members do not comply with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) requirements. However, states have the flexibility to choose partial sanctions (benefit reductions), full sanctions (elimination of the families’ entire public assistance payments), or a combination of the two. California, New York, and 13 other states have chosen to use the partial … (read more)

Scorecard: Community Concerns vs. Public Authorities’ Actions

July 20, 2002. Prior to opening of Listening to the City II, the Labor Community Advocacy Network (LCAN) to Rebuild New York, together with New York Jobs with Justice, released a released a scorecard comparing the concerns expressed at February’s Listening to the City I with the actions that have been taken by the relevant public authorities since that event.  LCAN was convened by the the Fiscal Policy Institute and the New York City Central Labor Council of the … (read more)

Entry-Level Jobs in the New York City Information Technology Labor Market

July 18, 2002. A labor market profile prepared by the Fiscal Policy Institute. Read the report >>(read more)

Administrative Support and Clerical Occupations in the New York City Corporate Services Sector: Trends and Issues

July 18, 2002. A labor market profile prepared by the Fiscal Policy Institute. Read the report >>(read more)

New York City: The Economic and Fiscal Aftershocks of September 11th

July 17, 2002. A powerpoint presentation by James Parrott reviewing FPI’s analysis of the impacts of the World Trade Center disaster and how that analysis has been used by FPI and by other organizations, both public and private.… (read more)

Minimum Wage Update

June 26, 2002. The purchasing power of the current $5.15 per hour minimum wage is well below that of the 1960s and 1970s. From its peak in 1968, the purchasing power of the minimum wage has declined over 36 percent. Graphs.… (read more)

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)

Escalating Prescription Drug Costs – The Reality and Options for Reform

June 17, 2002. FPI’s testimony before the New York State AFL-CIO Task Force on Prescription Drugs.… (read more)