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Economic Reports to the Workforce System

Economic Reports to the Workforce System

Economic Reports to the Workforce System

These economic reports are funded by a grant awarded to state workforce agencies by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. Agencies use grant funds to develop and disseminate essential state and local workforce labor market information to a range of customer groups. A variety of reports are published every program year.

Program Year 2022

Program Year 2021

Program Year 2020

Program Year 2019

This report overviews the significant industries and their growth around New York State. 

Significant Industries (2019)

New York State Annual Performance Report for the Workforce Information Grant (2019)

Program Year 2018

In this report, we look at some recent trends in Broadway's gross revenues and attendance and examine some of the factors that contributed to Broadway's recent record-breaking season. We also examine Broadway's contribution to New York City's economy.

Program Year 2017

This report looks at the current shift in retailing. Malls in New York State are adapting to the changing retail landscape by embracing a formula of "more lifestyle and less retail".

Program Year 2016

Location Quotients: A Statewide and Regional Analysis

This report uses data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) to identify industries with the largest location quotient (LQs) -- a measure of a region's industry employment concentration relative to the U.S. as a whole -- in the state and its ten labor market regions.


New York State's Travel and Tourism Sector: A Statewide and Regional Analysis

This report examines recent employment trends and wage levels in the tourism and travel industry at the statewide and regional level, using data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW).


The Transportation and Warehousing Sector in the Hudson Valley
This report focuses on three component industries in the Hudson Valley's transportation and warehousing sector: truck transportation; couriers and messengers; and warehousing and storage.


Understanding Gross Job Gains and Job Loss Patterns in New York State
This report uses firm-level microdata from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) to identify a number of key metrics of interest to job seekers in New York State. Tables are provided for all ten labor market regions.
Companion Excel file :Average Number of Hires, by Major Industry Sector, 2011-2015

Program Year 2015

The Health Care Sector in New York State

Health care is a large segment of the state and national economies, accounting for about 1 in 7 jobs in New York State. This report examines the five principal industries that comprise New York State's health care sector.


Industry Structure in New York State

Data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) is used to examine the distribution of firms and employment across size classes and industry supersectors. This analysis is performed at both the state and regional levels.
Companion Excel file: Size of Establishment


Middle Skill Jobs in New York State: A Regional Analysis

Data in this report are available for each of the state’s 10 labor market regions, and are based on long-term occupational projections and occupational wage estimates prepared by the New York State Department of Labor’s Division of Research and Statistics.


The Skilled Trades in New York State

Employers throughout New York State report they face labor shortages as they attempt to hire workers in the skilled trades. This report examines how many openings will exist as workers continue to exit the labor force, with a focus on typically high-paying jobs that do not require a college education. 


STEM Occupations in New York State

A regional report on STEM occupations using the Standard Occupation Classification Policy Committee's definition of core STEM job titles.

Program Year 2014

Analysis of New York State's 2012-2022 Occupational Projections and Wages by Education Level

This report analyzes, by level of education, the 2012-2022 long-term occupational projections data for New York State as well as the latest statewide wage data from the Occupational Employment Statistics survey.


Significant Industries: A Report to the Workforce Development System
A series of reports on industries identified as “significant industries.” There are a total of eleven reports, one for New York State and one for each of its ten labor market regions.

Significant Industries: New York State (2015)

Significant Industries: Mohawk Valley (2015)

Significant Industries: Long Island (2015)

Significant Industries: Hudson Valley (2015)

Significant Industries: Central NY (2015)

Significant Industries: Finger Lakes (2015)

Significant Industries: Capital Region (2015)

Significant Industries: Western NY (2015)

Significant Industries: Southern Tier (2015)

Significant Industries: North Country (2015)

Significant Industries: New York City (2015)

Program Year 2013

The Air Transportation Industry in New York State

Over the past decade, the nation’s air transportation industry has faced a number of important challenges, such as the worst recession in 75 years and persistently high and volatile fuel prices. This report looks at employment trends in New York State‘s air transportation industry in the face of these challenges.


New York's Motion Picture Industry: A Statewide and Regional Analysis

This report analyzes New York State's motion picture industry, which is the second largest of any state in the nation with slightly less than 56,000 workers in 2013.


New York State's Food Manufacturing Industry: A Statewide and Regional Analysis

Analysis of New York State’s food manufacturing industry, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS 311), on a statewide and regional basis.