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Employment statistics can tell us a lot about what’s going on in New York’s economy — but traditional government data don’t tell us much about the underlying forces driving job creation. Information on openings and closings, expansions and contractions, and interstate movements at the employer level has not been as readily available.

New York’s 21st Century Job Slump by E.J. McMahon | | Reports

This has been a lost decade for employment in New York State, where the total number of payroll jobs is now below the 2000 level.

New York’s Latest Job Killer by E.J. McMahon | | New York Daily News

Just because they can’t seem to agree on a state budget, don’t assume that New York lawmakers aren’t finding other ways to threaten the state’s economic future.

N.Y. Public Workers Thrived Amid Misery by E.J. McMahon | | Democrat & Chronicle

Far from being asked to sacrifice during the "Great Recession" that began in December 2007, the data indicate that state and local government workers thrived amid the economic misery afflicting most taxpayers.

Labor costs rose faster in public sector in ‘09 by E.J. McMahon | | NY Torch

Employee compensation in the state and local government sector increased at twice the private-sector rate during the 12 months ending in December, according to national data released todayby the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

An Outsourcing Opportunity by E.J. McMahon | | City Journal

Could New York’s state government realize significant savings by encouraging private-sector firms to challenge entrenched public-sector monopolies?