Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

Employment in Areas of Manhattan Affected by the Events of September 11, 2001

The events of September 11, 2001 resulted in a tragic loss of life and significant disruptions to the affected local economies. In partial response to the widespread interest in the employment impacts of these events, this fact sheet presents the latest available pre-September 11 payroll employment counts for the affected areas of Manhattan.

The employment counts below are for March 2001 and are drawn from quarterly unemployment insurance tax reports filed by employers for the first quarter of 2001. Counts are provided for three progressively larger areas of lower Manhattan, defined using groups of zip codes.

Area Description March 2001 Employment (Preliminary)

1) The area of Manhattan roughly bounded on the north by Chambers Street and Worth Street

368,000
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2) The area of Manhattan roughly bounded on the north by W. 14th Street, Greenwich Avenue, and E. Houston Street

566,000
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3) The area of Manhattan roughly bounded on the north by W. 24th Street and E. 21st Street

698,000
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Map of affected area

Employment by major industry division for the three areas of Manhattan can be found in the attached tables. Some counts in these tables are not disclosed in order to maintain the confidentiality of reporting firms.

These data come from the Covered Employment and Wages (ES-202) program of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The ES-202 program produces employment and wage data for all employees covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE). These data are collected by each State under its UI laws and are provided to BLS by State employment security agencies. The data for the estimates above were collected by the New York Department of Labor and provided to BLS. ES-202 employment counts are the basis for the annual benchmarking of the Current Employment Statistics (payroll) survey.

UI-covered workers represent approximately 98 percent of wage and salary employees nationwide.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

September 28, 2001

Employment by Industry Division in the area of Manhattan roughly bounded on the north by Chambers Street and Worth Streets (Area 1), March 2001

Industry Division

March Employment

Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing

ND

Mining

ND

Construction

ND

Manufacturing

3,000

Transportation and Public Utilities

11,000

Wholesale Trade

6,000

Retail Trade

13,000

Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate

179,000

Services

79,000

Public Administration

74,000

Unclassified

ND

Total

368,000

ND= Nondisclosable

Note: Includes 10004, 10005, 10006, 10007, 10008, 10015, 10038, 10041, 10043, 10045, 10046, 10047, 10048, 10049, 10079, 10080, 10081, 10096, 10196, 10203, 10212, 10242, 10249, 10256, 10259, 10260, 10261, 10265, 10268, 10269, 10270, 10271, 10272, 10273, 10274, 10275, 10277, 10278, 10279, 10280, 10281, 10282, 10285, 10286, and 10292 Zip Codes.

Employment by Industry Division in the area of Manhattan roughly bounded on the north by W. 14th Street, Greenwich Avenue and E. Houston Street (Area 2), March 2001

Industry Division

March Employment

Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing

ND

Mining

ND

Construction

ND

Manufacturing

25,000

Transportation and Public Utilities

26,000

Wholesale Trade

14,000

Retail Trade

40,000

Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate

187,000

Services

135,000

Public Administration

131,000

Unclassified

ND

Total

566,000

ND= Nondiscloseable

Note: Includes 10002, 10004, 10005, 10006, 10007, 10008, 10012, 10013, 10014, 10015, 10038, 10041, 10043, 10045, 10046, 10047, 10048, 10049, 10079, 10080, 10081, 10096, 10196, 10203, 10212, 10242, 10249, 10256, 10259, 10260, 10261, 10265, 10268, 10269, 10270, 10271, 10272, 10273, 10274, 10275, 10277, 10278, 10279, 10280, 10281, 10282, 10285, 10286, and 10292 Zip Codes.

Employment by Industry Division in the area of Manhattan roughly bounded on the north by W. 24th Street and E. 21st Street (Area 3), March 2001

Industry Division

March Employment

Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing

ND

Mining

ND

Construction

ND

Manufacturing

33,000

Transportation and Public Utilities

35,000

Wholesale Trade

17,000

Retail Trade

67,000

Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate

194,000

Services

207,000

Public Administration

132,000

Unclassified

ND

Total

698,000

ND= Nondiscloseable

Note: Includes 10002, 10003, 10004, 10005, 10006, 10007, 10008, 10009, 10011, 10012, 10013, 10014, 10015, 10038, 10041, 10043, 10045, 10046, 10047, 10048, 10049, 10079, 10080, 10081, 10096, 10196, 10203, 10211, 10212, 10242, 10249, 10256, 10259, 10260, 10261, 10265, 10268, 10269, 10270, 10271, 10272, 10273, 10274, 10275, 10276, 10277, 10278, 10279, 10280, 10281, 10282, 10285, 10286, and 10292 Zip Codes.

Last Modified Date: October 22, 2001

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