Economic Snapshots

  • September 2017 Economic Snapshot

    Tourism grew at a brisk pace, led by arrivals from abroad.

  • August 2017 Economic Snapshot

    The private sector saw dramatic job growth for the third consecutive month and home values continued to rise with signs of a steadying housing market.

  • July 2017 Economic Snapshot

    Private sector job growth saw a sharp rise for the second month in a row, and a special guest joins the podcast to talk NYCxDESIGN 2017.

  • June 2017 Economic Snapshot

    It’s been just eight years since the height of the Great Recession, but now economists are debating whether New York City—and the nation as a whole—are currently in an era of “full employment."

  • May 2017 Economic Snapshot

    Things are looking up for New York City: economic expansion accelerated in the first quarter of 2017, and wages grew at the fastest rate in two years.

  • 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.

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