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Employment Status of the Resident Population

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Year
1994-2014
Civilian Labor Force
(in thousands)
 
Unemployment Rate
New York City
Employed
New York City
Unemployed(a)
New York
City
United
States
1994
2,990
285
 
8.7%
6.1%
1995
3,004
267
 
8.2
5.6
1996
3,086
297
 
8.8
5.4
1997
3,188
331
 
9.4
4.9
1998
3,292
287
 
8.0
4.5
1999
3,351
240
 
6.7
4.2
2000
3,516
212
 
5.7
4.0
2001
3,452
222
 
6.1
4.7
2002
3,429
300
 
8.1
5.8
2003
3,414
308
 
8.3
6.0
2004
3,469
263
 
7.1
5.5
2005
3,540
217
 
5.8
5.1
2006
3,630
190
 
5.0
4.6
2007
3,674
190
 
4.9
4.6
2008
3,698
214
 
5.5
5.8
2009
3,602
367
 
9.2
9.3
2010
3,580
379
 
9.6
9.6
2011
3,596
354
 
9.1
8.9
2012
3,632
370
 
9.3
8.1
2013
3,702
351
 
8.7
7.4
2014
3,827
299
 
7.3
6.2
(a) Unemployed persons are all civilians who had no employment during the survey week, were available for work, except for temporary illness, and had made efforts to find employment some time during the prior four weeks. This includes persons who were waiting to be recalled to a job from which they were laid off or were waiting to report to a new job within 30 days.

Note: Employment and unemployment information is not seasonally adjusted.

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Office of the Comptroller, Fiscal and Budget Studies.