October 07, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Demographics of New York City health care employment

Demographic characteristics of employees in health care industries, New York City and United States, 200608
Demographic characteristic Percent of employees in health care industries
New York City United States

All employees

100.0 100.0


73.4 77.7


58.0 15.4

Black or African American

40.3 15.7

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

24.0 9.2

These data featured in the TED article, Demographics of New York City health care employment.




Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics

  • A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
    As one of the largest U.S. industries, healthcare is steadily growing to meet the needs of an increasing population with an increasing life expectancy. This Spotlight looks at how much people spend on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.

  • Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
    Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.

  • Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
    Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.