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Economy Shows Improvement, but Employment Needs Time to Recover
June 10, 2021
Read the full report here: Economy Shows Improvement, but Employment Needs Time to Recover Several measures show signs of gradual improvement for New York residents as the state emerges from the covid-19 recession. One such indicator is the steep decline […]
NY's Excluded Worker Fund is a Model for Other States - CBPP and EPI
May 24, 2021
Two national groups put a spotlight on FPI’s work with the Fund Excluded Worker Coalition that resulted in $2.1 billion toward allowing undocumented immigrants to get something like what others in New York got in unemployment benefits and stimulus payments. […]
FPI’s Census 2020 Hindsight in Gotham Gazette
May 19, 2021
Shamier Settle, Policy Analyst with the Fiscal Policy Institute, wrote this article in the Gotham Gazette about the census count and what the numbers mean for New York. FPI started its census work in 2018 with this report, which estimates of how much funding […]
New York State Fines and Fees Revenue Lacks Transparency, Obscures Economic Harms
May 10, 2021
New York State relies on fine, fee, and surcharge revenue to fund government operations– including the functions of the courts and state agencies providing criminal justice, public safety, and victim services. This funding is generated via a complex set of […]
FPI Testifies to Congress on Immigrant Businesses and Economic Recovery
April 30, 2021
The director of FPI’s Immigration Research Initiative, David Dyssegaard Kallick, was invited to testify before the Congressional Small Business Committee about the role of immigrant businesses in the economic recovery after Covid. Kallick talked about two recovery scenarios: A Main […]
State and Local Employment in New York, Cut in the Pandemic, Has Been Down for a Decade
April 21, 2021
Read the full report here: State and Local Employment in New York, Cut in the Pandemic, Has Been Down for a Decade State and local government employment is vital to our economy and our quality of life. State and local […]
Undocumented Women in NYC Particularly Hard Hit by “She-Cession”
April 19, 2021
Something different has happened during the COVID recession than is typical for other recessions: there has been noticeably more job loss among women than among men.  Dr. C Nicole Mason, President of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, coined the […]
Make Care Work, Fair Work
April 16, 2021
FPI’s Shamier Settle was interviewed on Equal Rights & Justice radio, WBAI 99.5 FM with Marrisa Senteno, Co-Director of the NY Chapter of the National Domestic Workers’s Alliance. FPI’s report, Domestic Workers are Essential Workers: By the Numbers in New […]
Domestic Workers are Essential Workers: By the Numbers in New York
April 12, 2021
Download the full report: “Domestic Workers Are Essential Workers: By the Numbers in New York” Throughout the coronavirus crisis domestic workers have been placed under a double pressure. Already underpaid, many have lost their jobs, or lost hours on the […]
Domestic Workers in New York: By the Numbers
April 12, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2021 Contact: Shamier Settle, ssettle@fiscalpolicy.org, 347-834-5760 Domestic Workers are Essential Workers: By the Numbers in New York Domestic Workers are Essential to our Economy and will be highlighted in Biden Infrastructure Plan Read the report: […]
Excluded Worker Fund Will Benefit 290,000 Undocumented New Yorkers and Boost Local Economies
April 7, 2021
The New York State Excluded Worker Fund passed in this year’s budget at last provides a meaningful level of assistance to undocumented workers who have been excluded from major federal pandemic assistance. The $2.1 billion fund creates two tiers of aid. […]
Why older Americans with student loan debt might want to consider refinancing
March 29, 2021
When people hear the phrase “student loan debt” they usually picture young adults. However, more and more older adults carry education debt which can impact their financial security and inter in their ability to afford essential expenses, especially in their […]
Fact Sheet: State and Local Government Employment Has Been Largely Static, With Full-Time Jobs Eliminated in Critical Areas
March 26, 2021
Full-time employment in state government jobs grew by only 1 percent in New York State between 2010-2019, with the number of those employed totaling just over 236,000 in 2019. At the same time, local government employment decreased by 1 percent […]
Fact Sheet: Black New York Workers Have Been Hit Hard By The Pandemic Statewide
March 24, 2021
THE COVID‐19 PANDEMIC HAD AN UNPRECEDENTED EFFECT ON THE JOBS AND INCOMES OF NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS, in addition to upending social norms and taking the lives of thousands. However, the pandemic’s burden was not evenly distributed across our population. […]
A Tax Credit for Working New Yorkers
March 23, 2021
New York State’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a proven program that working New Yorkers rely on. The EITC keeps more money in workers’ pockets, providing more money to spend on essentials like food, transportation, housing, education, and child […]