Changing Patterns of Employment in the New York Metropolitan Area.

by William Arthur Johnson

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An examination of the regional job-manpower disparity in the New York metropolitan area in recent years shows that growth in employment has been concentrated in office and service sector activities and has provided work for relatively skilled and white-collar and clerical employees drawn heavily from the suburbs. Low-income families have moved into the city, while middle- and high-income families have moved to the suburbs, with a corresponding relocation of manufacturing firms to nearby suburban counties. As a result of these movements, minority and blue-collar workers are put in an increasingly disadvantageous position with respect to the region's job market. The study is based on a continuous New York area subsample of employees from the Social Security Administration's national one-percent work history file. This subsample contains information on the age, race, sex, and wage income of New York area employees, as well as their counties and industries of employment. City policymakers should find these data useful. 103 pp.

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