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2015 New York State Yearbook BannerSection B: Business and Economic Indicators

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    Information on New York State's economy — including manufacturing, construction, mining, and economic indicators.


  • The unemployment rate in New York was estimated at 5.8 percent in 2015, down from 6.3 percent in 2014.
  • Personal income in New York State totaled an estimated $1,156.1 billion in 2015, up from $1,110.3 billion in 2014.
  • In 2014, New York State ranked twelfth overall among the states that are leading in the “New Economy.”
  • There were $5,582 million in building permits in New York in 2014.
  • There were approximately 1,983 active mines in New York in 2013.
B-1 Summary Industrial Sector Data by North American Industry Classification System, US by State: 2012
B-2 Summary Data by Type of Industry, North American Industry Classification System, NYS: 2012
B-3 Summary Industrial Data by North American Industry Classification System, NYS by County: 2012
B-4 Summary Industrial Sector Data by North American Industry Classification System, NYS by Metropolitan Statistical Areas: 2012
B-5 New Economy Scores by Overall Rank and Select Economic Indicators, US by State: 2014
B-6 Value of New Privately Owned Housing Units Authorized by Building Permits, US by State: 2014
B-7 Nonemployer Businesses and Receipts, NYS by County: 2008-13
B-8 Selected Economic Indicators, US and NYS: 2011-15
B-9 Consumer Price Index — All Urban Consumers, US and Selected Areas: 2006-14
B-10 Mined Land Reclamation Summary, NYS: 2013
B-11 Number of Active Mines by Size, NYS: 2013
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