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Month: August 2016

New York City is the 13th Most Expensive Housing Market in America

For the first time, the median price of a home in a U.S. metro area passed the $1 million mark. A typical home in the San Jose, California area sold in the second quarter of 2016 for $1,085,000, more than four times the national median home price of $240,700. Housing prices vary considerably between metro […]

New York Has a Higher Vaccination Rate Than Most States

Despite longstanding recommendations to vaccinate, preventable infectious diseases are still a major cause of disability and death in the United States. The current immunization schedule saves 33,000 lives, prevents 14 million cases of disease, and saves tens of billions of dollars in health care costs a year. While progress has been achieved, still an estimated […]

New York is Among the Next 14 States to Legalize Marijuana

More than a quarter million jobs were added to the U.S. economy in July, and the official unemployment rate remained unchanged at just under 5%, according to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, some of these jobs were undesired part-time positions, and the official unemployment rate often gives an incomplete […]

New York is Among the Hardest States to Find Full-Time Work

More than a quarter million jobs were added to the U.S. economy in July, and the official unemployment rate remained unchanged at just under 5%, according to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, some of these jobs were undesired part-time positions, and the official unemployment rate often gives an incomplete […]

New York is the 8th Best Paying City for Women

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has recently made history as the first female nominated for president of the United States. Her nomination brought some long-standing issues of gender equality to the political foreground. While progress has been made over the years, there is still a real and significant gender pay gap in the American […]

The Gap Between Black and White Americans is Narrower in New York

The Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts of 1965 made great strides toward racial equality. However, this legislation — ending decades of government-sponsored racial oppression and intended to reverse the effects of hundreds of years of slavery — by no means resolved racial inequality in the United States. Racial differences in the United States are […]

New York is More Violent Than Most States

Although the risk of deadly shootings appears to have escalated, violence in the United States is trending downward. In 1995, there were 685 violent incidents per 100,000 people nationwide. By 2014, the national violent crime rate had fallen to 366 violent crimes per 100,000 people. The United States is far from the most peaceful place […]

New York City has the 8th Lowest Homeownership Rate in America

Home purchases in the United States have rebounded since the the recession that began in late 2007. The residential real estate market is a major pillar of the economy and returning interest in home buying is a healthy sign of economic activity. Over the last decade, however, the homeownership rate has steadily declined — from […]

New York is Better Than Most States for Healthy Retirement

The number of senior citizens living in the United States is expected to double in the next 25 years. The aging baby boom generation and improved medical technology will lead to significant increased demand for health care, palliative care, and other industries specifically tailored to the aging population. Some states are likely better prepared than […]

New York City Has the 23rd Fastest Shrinking Housing Market

The U.S. housing sector is gradually returning to pre-crisis levels. Home prices rose for four consecutive years to a median of $222,400 at the end of 2015, the highest since 2007. Prices rose further in the second quarter — by 4.9% from the same time a year ago. With increased home values as well as […]

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