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NYCxDESIGN 2017 by the Numbers

 |  NYCEDC
NYCxDESIGN drew nearly 350,000 attendees and added $60 million to the gross city product.

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New York City's Dog Population

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Those who don’t know us say that New York City is a dog-eat-dog town. We may act like alpha dogs, but real New Yorkers are truly poodles at heart. In fact, the data show that one in seven households in our city have at least one pup under its roof – so we must be softies deep down.

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How do Americans celebrate Fourth of July?

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The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts that 219 million Americans (nearly 70% of the population) will celebrate Independence Day this year. The number of people who will celebrate is 2% higher than last year and the average amount they plan to spend on food items this holiday is up 3% to $73.42 per person. In fact, the holiday is expected to generate $7.1 billion in revenue from food sales.

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New York City Construction Projects Reach New Heights

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Current construction trends indicate a strong New York City economy. In 2016, the number of construction project starts was the highest in four years.

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All Aboard! The Numbers Behind NYC Ferry

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Launching Monday, May 1, NYC Ferry will fundamentally change how the people of our city move.

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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.

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Earth Day 2017

 |  NYCEDC
Have you noticed the effects of climate change in NYC?

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Women and the Economy: A Brief Analysis of the Gender Wage Gap

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It’s an unfortunate reality: on average, women earn 80% of what men do in the United States and 86% in New York City. While the wage gap is smaller than the national average, it has remained stagnant over recent years.

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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.

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#83: Private Sector Dips and the Gender Wage Gap in New York City

Simon and Kim are shaking things up this month with a new format and a two-part podcast. First, we take a look at the state of private sector employment in March 2017, and then we explore the gender wage gap in New York City and around the country.