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February 1993, Vol. 116, No. 2
Samuel M. Ehrenhalt
Regional Commissioner of the Middle Atlantic Region, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
John L. Wieting, an economist in the same office, assisted in the preparation of this article.
Analysis of industrial and demographic dynamics of New York City at once mirrors and anticipates events in other parts of the Nation. Key are the sharp loss of manufacturing jobs, the rise in knowledge-based jobs, and the increased role of women and minorities in the labor force. This article examines the effects of postwar socioeconomic changes on the city of New York.
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