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Recent Jobs Reports


December 2014 Real Time Jobs Report (issued December 1, 2014). November 2014 saw a 5% increase in job postings from last year, with the largest proportion of job listings in the professional, scientific and technical services sector. The most in-demand occupations were marketing managers, web developers, software developers, executive assistants, and financial managers of branches and departments. Major employers include J.P. Morgan Chase and Co., Michael Page, Northshore LIJ and the City of New York. Click here to view the full report and here to view our past real time reports.

October 2014 Jobs Report for Education and Workforce Providers (issued November 25, 2014). In spite of the slight rise in unemployment,New York City is adding private sector jobs at a faster rate (+2.5%) than the state (+1.5%) or the nation (+2.3%). The unemployment rates in the five boroughs each ticked up a few tenths of a percentage point from last month. Nevertheless, each borough is better off then it was this time last year by 2 to 3 percentage points. Click here to view the full report and here to view our past jobs reports.

Other Recent Releases

New York City is a culinary capital with large numbers of restaurants, hotels, cafeterias and gourmet food markets. Cooks and chefs work in all of these places. In our newly released Career Map for Cooks and Chefs, prepared for the CUNY CareerPATH initiative, we describe and track actual career progressions for people in the New York City metropolitan area who got their start in this field. Click here to learn more about our findings and methodology.

Home Health Aides are among the fastest growing jobs in New York City. To help aspiring home health professionals learn more about the field and potential advancement opportunities, NYCLMIS presents this Home Health Aide Career Map. Prepared for the CUNY CareerPATH initiative, this newly released career map is based on the real-life experiences of people who have worked as home health aides in the New York metropolitan area. Click here to learn more about our findings and methodology.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) was enacted in July 2014 and will replace the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) when it goes into effect in July 2015. WIOA places a greater emphasis than WIA on the importance of informing education, workforce and economic development programs and policies with labor market intelligence (LMI). To better understand the ways in which WIOA strengthens WIA LMI requirements, click here.

In October, the US Department of Labor released Real-Time Labor Market Information: An Environmental Scan of Vendors and Workforce Development Users, co-authored by NYCLMIS’ project lead Ronnie Kauder, Maher & Maher, and Jobs for the Future. This report is the culmination of phase one of a technical assistance project for the US Department of Labor to increase the states' and other workforce development users’ understanding of RTLMI and help build their capacity to use it. Click here to view the full report.

The State of the Unions 2014: A Profile of Organized Labor in New York City, New York State, and the United States (released September 2014)
The 2014 report, the fifth in an annual series on trends in organized labor, reveals that private sector unionization rates rose in New York State and New York City this past year, reversing a seven-year downward trend. Union density rose this year to 24.6 percent in New York State and 24.0 percent in New York City. Click here to view the full report.

White Paper on Careers in Health Information (released August 2014)
This white paper explains how this new growing field of health information is organized; describes the roles and responsibilities of a variety of the component occupations; and spells out the types of credentials, education, and experience that employers are seeking from job candidates. Click here to view the full white paper.

Learning to Work Career Pathway Brochures for Engineering, Fashion and Supply Chain Management (released June 2014)
NYCLMIS recently completed its third year of developing career pathway brochures for the NYC Department of Education, in partnership with Grant Associates. This latest round of brochures focuses on career pathways in Engineering, Fashion, and Supply Chain Management.These brochures are intended to help youth and young adults explore some of New York City's top industries. Eleven brochures have been prepared so far. Click here to view the entire line.

From Data to Intelligence


New York City’s policy makers and practitioners engaged in workforce development, education, and economic development operate within a dynamic and complex labor market. The New York City Labor Market Information Service (NYCLMIS) develops research and tools that help them make sense of the labor market and make informed decisions that benefit their constituents and the City’s economy.

Download a two-page description of the NYCLMIS here [PDF].