Regional Economic Press Briefings
Briefings by New York Fed regional research economists for members of the media who cover the Federal Reserve’s Second District.
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A New York Fed press briefing on the regional labor market was held Wednesday, May 21. New York Fed economists provided an update on the jobs recovery in the region, and discussed how recent employment gains have been concentrated in lower and higher skilled sectors, while the share of workers in the middle-skilled jobs has continued to shrink. The economists also provided information and insight on the recent economic performance of the Second District.
May 21, 2014

A New York Fed press briefing entitled “Private For-Profit Institutions in the Higher Education Landscape,” was held Wednesday, November 20. The presentation provided information about enrollment, cost, student debt and completion rates for institutions specializing in two-year degrees and professional certificate programs. The briefing also included an update on local economic conditions from staff economists and New York Fed President William C. Dudley offered remarks about national and regional economic conditions.
November 20, 2013

Staff economists will present an overview of employment conditions for recent graduates and discuss whether they are having a tougher time today finding jobs that utilize their degrees than in the past. The economists will also present data on employment outcomes by undergraduate major—including unemployment rates, underemployment rates and wages—and discuss some of the implications of these findings for today’s young graduates. The event will also include information and analysis on current economic conditions in the region.
June 27, 2013

The New York Fed will provide an update on conditions in the region’s housing market as well as an initial assessment of the regional economic impact of Superstorm Sandy. Bank staff will speak on housing conditions in the region, with a focus on home prices, sales activity, delinquencies and foreclosures. Staff will also discuss Superstorm Sandy’s impact on the regional economy—examining the situation today and some potential effects going forward. In addition, the briefing will look at the storm’s impact on small businesses, relating some real life examples gathered from the Bank’s discussions with business owners.
November 21, 2012

This press briefing will identify which jobs have been shrinking in the region over the past thirty years, show how this is widening the gap in wages across occupations, as well as address some of the challenges facing job seekers and policymakers as a result of these changes. The event will also include an update on local economic conditions and trends from New York Fed economists. A staff panel will answer questions from the media on the economy and job polarization following the presentations.
May 30, 2012

The New York Fed will host a press briefing highlighting recent patterns and challenges in school financing and examine how state governments will cope with pending decreases in federal funding support. The event will also include an update on local economic conditions and trends from New York Fed economists. A staff panel will answer questions from the media on the economy and local school financing following the presentations.
January 27, 2012

A staff panel will present and answer questions about the economic conditions and job creation for Downstate New York (including New York City and Long Island), Fairfield County, Connecticut and surrounding areas; Upstate New York (including Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, Rochester and Binghamton), northern New Jersey and Puerto Rico.
August 12, 2011

A staff panel will present and answer questions about the economic conditions and employment trends for Downstate New York (including New York City, Long Island; Fairfield County, Connecticut; and surrounding areas), Upstate New York (including Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, Rochester and Binghamton), Northern New Jersey and Puerto Rico. President Dudley is expected to offer remarks and answer questions concerning regional employment and economic conditions.
May 6, 2011

A staff panel will present and answers questions about the economic and trend analysis for Downstate New York (including New York City, Long Island; Fairfield County, Connecticut; and surrounding areas), Upstate New York (including Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, Rochester, Binghamton and Utica) and Northern New Jersey. The results of the Quarterly Household Debt and Credit Report for the fourth quarter of 2010 will also be released at the briefing.
February 14, 2011

A briefing by New York Fed regional research economists on housing trends. A staff panel will present economic and trend analysis for Downstate New York (including New York City, Long Island, Fairfield County, Connecticut and surrounding areas), Upstate New York (including Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, Rochester, Binghamton and Utica), Northern New Jersey and Puerto Rico.
October 19, 2010

Manufacturing: Current Trends in the Nation and the District” and the Empire State Manufacturing Survey, are the focus of this briefing. A staff panel will present economic and trend analysis for Downstate New York (including New York City, Long Island, Fairfield County, Connecticut and surrounding areas), Upstate New York (including Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, Rochester, Binghamton and Utica), Northern New Jersey and Puerto Rico.
July 22, 2010

The first of a new series of briefings offered to regional media from the Federal Reserve’s Second District. New York Fed regional economists discussed “Measures of Regional Economic Activity” and provided an employment outlook and trends segmented by metropolitan area for New York State, New York City, Upstate New York Metro (Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, Rochester, Utica, Binghamton), New Jersey, Fairfield County (Connecticut), Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
April 14, 2010
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