What kind of jobs are there in New York City, NY?

People often move to New York City for the great job opportunities and to grow their careers in a variety of disciplines. New York City is the financial and publishing capital of America, with many Fortune 500 businesses and other global companies – including Pfizer, Verizon Communications, PepsiCo, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup – either headquartered or maintaining offices here.

Economic growth is typically strong in New York City. The area's unemployment rate has been on the decline, and is on par with the national rate.

New York City's average income is noticeably higher than the national average. However, there is a significant wage gap in the area due to the wide variety of industries represented here.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 7.8 /10

How we calculate this.


New York City has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


New York City
$61,925

USA
$49,630

Unemployment Rate this Year

4.4%
of people are without a job

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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