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Demographics of New York City health care employment

October 07, 2009

The vast majority—73.4 percent—of New York City residents who worked in health care during the 2006–2008 period were women. This is not much different from the national figure, 77.7 percent.

Demographic characteristics of employees in health care industries, New York City and United States, 2006–08
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Reflecting New York City's traditional role as a port of entry, more than half—58.0 percent—of the health care workforce was foreign born during the 2006–08 period, compared with 15.4 percent nationally.

During the 2006–08 period, 40.3 percent of the City's workers employed in health care were Black and 24.0 percent were Hispanic. Nationally, the figures were lower: 15.7 percent and 9.2 percent, respectively.

These data are from the Current Population Survey. Because of the small sizes of annual samples in New York City, these data are 3-year averages. To learn more about the health care employment in New York City, see "Health care industries and the New York City labor market" (PDF), in the Monthly Labor Review, September 2009.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Demographics of New York City health care employment at (visited May 23, 2024).

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