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Although workers in New York City continue to earn substantially more on average than workers in lower-cost areas, most of the rise in New York Citys pay premium is attributable to growth in average pay in the financial activities industries; despite a 20072009 decline, the financial activities pay premium nearly doubled during the 19902009 period. See www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2011/10/art3full.pdf.
During the construction boom that began in 2000, construction employment rose later and with more intensity in New York City than in the Nation as a whole, while the eventual construction bust was later but less severe in the City than nationally; the Citys gains and losses were concentrated in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. See www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2011/10/art2full.pdf.
A first-time look at county-level Business Employment Dynamics data offers new insights into Manhattan employment growth and the financial sector during the period just prior to the recession beginning in December 2007. See www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2009/10/art2full.pdf.
Employment and wage data from the BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages are used to examine the labor market impact and contributions of colleges and universities in the New York area. See www.bls.gov/opub/regional_reports/200910_colleges_universities_new_york.pdf.
From 1990 to 1995, New York Citys health care employment rose faster than the national average, but growth then slowed until 2002, when the pace quickened again; the 19952002 slowdown reflected slower growth in hospital care expenditures, while accelerated job growth after 2002 reflected strong growth in the elderly population and in home health care. See www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2009/09/art1full.pdf.