By job gal | July 8, 2008
New York is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. The country’s third-most populous state, it is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Canada.
The state was named after James Stuart, the 17th Century Duke of York. The region was first claimed by Henry Hudson in 1609. About one-third of all the American Revolutionary War battles took place in New York, and the state gained independence in 1776.
Albany serves as the state capital. New York City, located within the state, is the largest city in the nation, and is known for its history as a gateway for immigrants, and as a financial, cultural, transportation and manufacturing center. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, New York is the choice for foreign visitors, topping both Florida and California.
New York’s Job Market
In 2006, New York’s gross state product was third in the nation at $1.02 trillion. The state’s agricultural outputs include: dairy products, cattle and other livestock, vegetables, nursery stock and apples. New York’s industrial outputs include: printing and publishing, scientific instruments, electric equipment, machinery, chemical products and tourism.
New York’s fastest growing industries include: network systems and data communications analysts, computer software engineers, home health aides, medical assistants and computer software engineers.
Mean travel time to work: 31.7 minutes
New York unemployment rate: 4.9 percent
National unemployment rate: 5.5 percent
New York’s Largest Employers
399 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10043
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
270 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10017
American International Group
70 Pine St.
New York, NY 10270
International Business Machines
1 New Orchard Rd.
Armonk, NY 10504
140 West St.
New York, NY 10007
Goldman Sachs Group
85 Broad St.
New York, NY 10004
New York, NY 10036
4 World Financial Center
New York, NY 10080
New York University
University of Rochester
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Discovering New York
The Adirondack Museum
New York State Fair
New York Giants
New York Jets
New York Yankees
New York Mets
New York Rangers
New York Islanders
New York Knicks
New York Statistics
Total population: 19,306,183
Persons under five-years old: 6.3 percent
Persons under 18-years old: 23.4 percent
Persons 65-years and older: 13.1 percent
Female: 51.5 percent
White: 73.7 percent
Black: 17.4 percent
American Indian and Alaska Native: .5 percent
Asian: 6.9 percent
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: .1 percent
Multi-racial: 1.5 percent
Hispanic or Latino: 16.3 percent
Non-Hispanic white: 60.5 percent
High school graduates: 79.1 percent
Bachelor’s degree or higher: 27.4 percent
Housing units: 7,907,420
Homeownership rate: 53 percent
Housing units in multi-unit structures: 50.6 percent
Median value of owner-occupied housing units: $148,700
Persons per household: 2.61
Median household income: $45,343
Per capita income: $23,389
Persons below poverty: 14.5 percent
Airports: Adirondack Regional, Albany International, Binghamton Regional/Edwin Link Field, Buffalo Niagara International, Chautauqua County/Jamestown, Elmira/Corning Regional, Greater Rochester International, John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, L.I. MacArthur, Massena International – Richards Field, Ogdensburg International, Plattsburgh International, Stewart International, Syracuse Hancock International, Ithaca/Tompkins Regional, Watertown International, Westchester County
Railroads: Long Island Railroad, MTA Metro-North, PATH, NJTransit
Public mass transit: Metropolitan Transit Authority, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Average annual precipitation: 38.93 inches
Average low temp. in January: 14 degrees
Average high temp. in July: 82 degrees
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