Economic Snapshots

  • April 2017 Economic Snapshot

    Unemployment hit a record low of 4.0% this month, continuing three months of job growth. On the podcast, we're joined by a special guest to discuss the launch of NYC Ferry, coming Monday, May 1.

  • March 2017 Economic Snapshot: Women and the Wage Gap

    The private sector saw moderate job declines in February 2017, but economic activity in the city is growing at a steady rate. On the podcast, we explore the gender wage gap in New York City and around the country.

  • February 2017 Economic Snapshot: Interest Rates Take a Hike!

    The year is off to a good start as January 2017 saw a sharp rise in private sector employment.

  • January 2017 Economic Snapshot: Making Sense of the Numbers

    Job numbers are high, construction is bustling, and the Gross City Product is up 1.7% — but what does that all really mean? This month, we dive into the data to explain to everyday New Yorkers how to make sense of it all. We hope you enjoy our brand new, easy-to-read format! Don't forget to join Simon and Andrew for an in-depth discussion on New York City's economy, only on the Economic Snapshot Podcast.

  • December 2016 Economic Snapshot: The Economics of Culture and Charity

    Ever wondered how many charities are in New York City - or how many people they employ? Or how much money museums bring in? Simon and Andrew discuss the recent employment numbers in New York City and explore the economics of giving in the final podcast of 2016.

  • November 2016 Economic Snapshot

    Citi Bike is a wildly popular bike share program in New York City – but who exactly uses it, and why? This month, we merge into the bike lane and get the economic data on the city's cycling successes.

  • October 2016 Economic Snapshot

    This month, we explore the food distribution study—recently released by NYCEDC and the Mayor's Office—with experts from both the Center for Urban Innovation and Development. You won't want to miss this month's podcast!

  • September 2016 Economic Snapshot

    Join Simon Mullin and Eric Goodnight from NYCEDC for a lively discussion with Andrew Perry on the impact of the fashion industry on New York City's economy.

  • August 2016 Economic Snapshot

    A discussion with Kimberly Grauer on the "Innovation Index," and we explore the role that innovation plays in New York City's economy.

  • July 2016 Economic Snapshot

    A breakdown of education investment and employment in New York City's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, as well as the regular summary.

News & Updates


    April Economic Snapshot: Biodiversity in NYC

     |  NYCEDC
    New York City's five boroughs are home to an extraordinary number of habitats and species. In honor of Earth Day, our monthly snapshot takes a closer look at New York City’s biodiversity.

    October Economic Snapshot: Farmers' Markets in New York City

     |  NYCEDC
    The number of farmers' markets in NYC has doubled since 2006. GrowNYC's Greenmarket program operates half of these, making it the nation's largest and most diverse outdoor urban farmers' market network in the country. Read the October 2015 Economic Snapshot to learn more about farmers' markets in New York City.

    September Economic Snapshot: Fashion Manufacturing in NYC

     |  NYCEDC
    New York Fashion Week may be over, but the impact of living in one of the epicenters of the global fashion world is felt year-round. In the September 2015 Economic Snapshot, we look at the history of fashion manufacturing in NYC and where it is today.

    July Economic Snapshot: TAMI Sector in New York City

     |  NYCEDC
    In the July 2015 Economic Snapshot, we explore the employment trends and growth of the TAMI sector in New York City. TAMI subsectors such as app and software development, research and development, and broadcasting are often characterized by rapid growth, creativity, and innovation.


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