New York, NY Income and Economy

New York Unemployment

New York, NY unemployment information can be viewed in the table below. The unemployment rate city wide is 8.8%. This is higher than the national average 7.9%.

Unemployment City State USA
Unemployment Rate
8.8%
7.5%
7.9%
National Average
American Indian and Alaska Native
13.8%
13.0%
13.9%
National Average
Black or African American
11.9%
11.9%
14.0%
National Average
Two or more races
11.8%
12.0%
12.2%
National Average
Hispanic
10.6%
10.0%
9.6%
National Average
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
8.3%
8.3%
10.5%
National Average
Asian
7.5%
7.0%
6.4%
National Average
White
6.6%
6.2%
6.8%
National Average

New York Median Income by Race

The table below displays median income by race. At $41,776, the segment with the highest income are White people. On the other end, American Indian and Alaska Native residents make the least, averaging $22,989.

Race City State USA
White
$41,776
$35,713
$31,133
National Average
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
$35,453
$29,681
$26,563
National Average
Black or African American
$31,063
$30,519
$25,062
National Average
Asian
$30,264
$31,629
$34,418
National Average
Two or more races
$29,824
$25,628
$22,664
National Average
Hispanic
$23,083
$23,374
$21,505
National Average
American Indian and Alaska Native
$22,989
$23,243
$21,510
National Average

New York Median Household Income by Age

The median income, by age, is shown in the table below. Workers aged < 25 make the most in New York, NY.

Age City State USA
< 25
$33,606
$27,948
$26,465
National Average
25 - 44
$57,770
$62,225
$57,132
National Average
45 - 64
$55,721
$67,186
$63,398
National Average
> 64
$27,868
$33,860
$33,906
National Average

New York Median Worker Income

New York, NY individual median income data can be seen in the table below. The median worker income is $32,841. This is higher than the national average $29,701.

Worker Type City State USA
Male
$35,873
$38,025
$35,201
National Average
Female
$30,898
$28,225
$24,139
National Average
Median Household Income
$50,285
$55,603
$51,914
National Average

New York Household Income Other than Earnings

The table below contains the information for New York, NY household income, other than earnings. The highest other earnings is Retirement Income, which is $21,657. City wide social security other income from social security averages $14,399.

Income Type City State USA
Retirement Income
$21,657
$22,773
$21,489
National Average
Interest, Dividends, or Net Rental Income
$20,770
$16,535
$15,308
National Average
Social Security Income
$14,399
$15,912
$15,495
National Average
Public Assistance Income
$3,639
$3,727
$3,553
National Average

Top New York Occupations

The following table lists the most popular occupations for New York, NY. The occupations with the most people doing them are listed first.

Occupation City State USA
Sales and office occupations
24.6%
25.2%
25.4%
National Average
Service occupations
21.9%
19.1%
17.1%
National Average
Education, legal, community service, arts, and media occupations
14.8%
13.8%
10.6%
National Average
Management, business, and financial occupations
14.2%
14.2%
14.3%
National Average
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
9.2%
9.9%
12.4%
National Average
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations
6.6%
7.8%
9.8%
National Average
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations
4.7%
5.6%
5.2%
National Average
Computer, engineering, and science occupations
3.9%
4.4%
5.2%
National Average
Notes
  • City rating based on comparing New York to other New York cities.
  • State rating based on comparing New York to other U.S. states.
  • All ratings are segmented into quintiles (very low, low, average, high, very high).
  • Data provided by the 2010 U.S. Census.
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