2003

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)

State of Working New York 2003: Unbalanced Regional Economies through Expansion and Recession

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)

New York City’s Garment Industry: A New Look?

August 20, 2003. Informed by interviews with industry experts, this report identifies several potentially effective and promising approaches being pursued by New York City apparel manufacturers and contractors in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Read the report >>(read more)

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

July 11, 2003. A comprehensive proposal for economic revitalization in New York City after the September 11, 2001, attacks. Published by LCAN, the Labor Community Advocacy Network to Rebuild New York, a network of 40 organizations convened by the Fiscal Policy Institute and the Central Labor Council, and coordinated by FPI senior fellow David Dyssegaard Kallick.… (read more)

Combined Impact of the Federal, New York State and New York City Income Tax Changes

June 2003. The net result? A substantial net reduction in the income tax liability of affected taxpayers. Data analysis >>

In adopting the 2003-2004 state budget, the New York State Legislature was able to greatly reduce the local property and sales tax increases and the service cuts that would have occurred if Governor Pataki’s budget had been adopted as submitted. To a significant degree, this local tax relief was made possible by the Legislature’s adoption of temporary increases in the … (read more)

Security Guards & Building Services Occupations 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)

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)

Ideas for ending (or, at least, de-escalating) the economic war among the states

June 26, 2003. A paper presented by FPI Executive Director Frank Mauro at symposium on the Economic War Among the States co-sponsored by FPI and Good Jobs First at Georgetown Law Center, (PDF)… (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)