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The Economic Research & Policy Group

NYCEDC's Economic Research & Policy (ERP) group performs industry and economic research to provide insights into key policy issues, conducts economic analysis of New York City projects, and tracks economic trends for policymakers and the public. ERP also helps NYCEDC evaluate projects by setting up tools to assess, measure, and report on ideation and results. The team advances high-impact thought leadership on inclusive and innovation-driven economic development.

NYC Economic Snapshot

Our monthly New York City Economic Snapshot assembles and highlights data from key sources that we track most closely in measuring the strength of the city’s economy. This monthly data informs our work here at NYCEDC, and we hope you find it useful to your work as well.

Snapshot Highlights – April 2024

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By The Numbers

155K

jobs added to the NYC Metro Area in the past year

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By The Numbers

4.8%

unemployment—the lowest since August 2022

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NYC is at all-time highs for private sector employment and labor force participation.

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By The Numbers

1,400

private sector jobs added in NYC in April

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By The Numbers

62.1%

workforce participation rate, a new record high

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NYC Economic Snapshot

This month's full report on NYC’s economy.

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NYC's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

From corner retail to startups, New York City's entrepreneurs and small businesses fuel innovation, investment, and job creation—helping to power the city's economy, drive its recovery, and make neighborhoods unique across the boroughs.

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