New York employment information

IndexNew YorkNew YorkNational
Income per capita$32,459$32,829$28,555
Median household income$52,737$58,687$53,482
Median income owner occupied$85,930$81,101$68,142
Median income renter occupied$41,060$37,422$33,219
Median earnings male$37,448$39,569$36,116
Median earnings female$32,429$30,512$25,692
Unemployment rate6.5%5.6%5.8%
Poverty level20.6%15.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in New York is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in New York is 1% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in New York is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in New York is 32% higher than the national average.

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New York median earnings by income bracket

New York employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.8%0.8%
Manufacturing sector4.4%0.1%
Financial & insurance services7.2%6.4%
Wholesale & retail services13.4%11.0%
Public administration4.0%3.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.1%2.5%
Education, health & social services13.7%39.6%
Other35.4%29.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
North Caldwell, NJ6,407$194,536264%
Kensington, NY1,116$187,500251%
Saddle Rock Estates, NY387$183,333243%
Essex Fells, NJ2,140$174,050225%
Pelham Manor, NY5,539$173,140224%
New York, NY8,354,889$52,7371%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Los Angeles, CA3,862,210$49,6827%
Chicago, IL2,712,608$47,83111%
New York, NY8,354,889$52,7371%
Source: The New York, NY employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.