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New York City Unemployment Rate On Par With Nation

Nationwide, 4.4% of the American labor force is unemployed, a large improvement from the recessionary unemployment peak of 9.9% in 2010. In the New York-Newark-Jersey City metro area, the unemployment rate of 4.2% is roughly similar to the national figure and far lower than the city’s recessionary peak unemployment rate of 9.1%. The industry composition […]

Diabetes Prevalence in New York City On Par With Nation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 29.1 million Americans today have diabetes. While diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., most cases of type 2 diabetes are preventable. Diabetes can be prevented by healthy eating, weight management, and an active lifestyle — factors which vary heavily by geography. […]

Nassau is New York’s Healthiest County

Average life expectancy for Americans can vary by as much as 15 years, depending on where one is born. While the average person born in Montgomery County, Maryland is expected to live for 83.3 years, the life expectancy for a person born in McDowell County, Virginia is just 68.4 years — closer to the life […]

New York is the 5th Best State for Immigrants

The California State Senate passed a bill in April that provides a number of protections to immigrants in the state in light of recent crackdowns by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The legislation limits the power of ICE agents to draw upon the resources of local law enforcement. With the law’s passage, California is now being […]

New York Among the States Investing the Most in Their Children

Most Americans agree that it is important to provide children with ample opportunities for success, regardless of where they live. To this end, state and local government budgets include provisions for children’s basic education, health care, social services, and other support programs. Still, children receive widely varying amounts of resources depending largely on their state […]

Why Cancer is More Common in New York City

Surpassed by only heart disease, cancer is second leading cause of death in the United States. There are roughly 448 cases of cancer per 100,000 Americans, accounting for 22.5% of all deaths nationwide. In the New York-Newark-Jersey City metro area, an estimated 469 out of every 100,000 residents have been diagnosed with cancer, higher than […]

State University of New York System is the Largest Employer in New York

Most state economies are relatively diverse, yet it is not uncommon for a single industry to have an outsized impact on the state’s economy and labor market. In some cases, a single company employs a significant share of the state’s workforce. State governments tend to be the largest employers in each state. There are more […]

New York Has the Highest Taxes in America

In the U.S. federalist system, each state government decides how to generate revenue — that is, which taxes to collect, and how. No state tax code is identical, and largely as a result, what the average American pays annually in taxes varies from state to state. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed each state’s tax burden — […]

New York City More Racially Diverse Than Nation

In America today, 62.8% of the population is white, and 12.2% is African American. Dense, urban cities tend to be more racially diverse than the country as a whole. In the New York-Newark-Jersey City metro area, 48.4% of residents are white and 15.9% are African American. Wealth is often divided along racial lines. Nationwide, the […]

Why Public Transit Use is So Common in New York City

An estimated 5.2% of American workers commute on public transit. Larger, denser cities often require comprehensive public transportation systems that can reduce residents’ dependence on automobiles and help decrease traffic congestion, air pollution, and in some cases, travel time. In the New York-Newark-Jersey City metro area, 31.5% of workers commute on public transit, larger than […]

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