April 2006. This labor market profile was prepared by the Fiscal Policy Institute for the NYC Employment and Training Coalition and NYC Workforce Investment Board. Among the findings: New York City construction employment, now about 250,000 workers, is likely to expand considerably over the next five years. Construction workers residing in the city are overwhelmingly male, and nearly 63 percent of construction workers are non-white. They earn a median wage of $14.90. Read the report >>