Saturday, August 02, 2008

New York

I have several times cited to Bumsoo Lee's findings re employment in U.S. metros. In 2000, the New York metro area included about 9.42 million jobs and about 10 percent were located in the two CBDs of Manhattan. Thanks, to Martin Kaplinsky, I just came across a gem of a report (not online) titled Residence and Employment in the New York Metropolitan Area, 1950 (State of New York, Department of Labor, Division of Employment, Bureau of Research and Statistics). It shows 3.6 million jobs in (what was then) the NY metro area with 50 percent in the two Manhattan CBDs.