Supplemental Survey Report

This report summarizes responses to topical questions posed periodically in the New York Fed’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey and Business Leaders Survey.

November 2022: Firms Struggling to Expand Workforce
Almost two-thirds of respondents to the November regional surveys reported difficulty in filling open positions—roughly the same as in November 2021. For those reporting difficulties, the most widely cited reason was a lack of qualified applicants, followed by an unwillingness of candidates to accept the offered compensation. For the quarter of firms reporting no difficulty, the most cited reason was that they had no job openings to fill.

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November Workforce Issues
Firms Struggling to Expand Workforce
August Trends in Remote Work
Service Sector Businesses See Remote Work Persisting

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May Expected Selling Prices and Overall Inflation
Businesses See Inflation Moderating after Next Year

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February Labor and Supply Shortages, Absenteeism, and Minimum Wage
Businesses Hampered by Supply Disruptions, Labor Shortages, and Absenteeism

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December Prices Paid and Supply Disruptions
Businesses Report Sharp Acceleration in Most Costs
November Supply Chain and Workforce Issues
Supply Disruptions Seen Worsening; Firms Struggling to Expand Workforce
October Supply Disruptions
Supply Disruptions Taking a Toll on Many Businesses

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August Difficulties in Filling Job Openings
Most Businesses Having Difficulty Filling Job Openings
June Sales Activity, Employment Levels, and Remote Work
Businesses Expect a Strong Half of 2021 and More Remote Working after the Pandemic
April Business Revenues, Constraints, and Wages
Business Revenues Seen Rebounding When Conditions Return to Normal

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February Minimum Wage Effects and Supply Disruptions
Manufacturers Report More Unfilled Jobs, Note Fairly Widespread Supply Disruptions

Past Supplemental Survey Reports, 2014-20
Predecessor Reports (supplementing Empire survey only), 2008-13
About Supplemental Survey Report
The New York Fed’s core regional surveys query manufacturing and service sector firms on issues affecting their businesses. A Supplemental Survey Report now publishes four times per year.

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