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Even with the recent economic downturn, New York had an unemployment rate of 8.2 in August 2010, down from 8.6 in August 2009. According to a 2010 Kaufmann Foundation report, New Yorkers launched 40,000 small businesses per month between 2007-09. The Fiscal Policy Institute predicts that New York should see modest job growth through the second half of 2010 and into 2011. To foster recovery from the recession, New York plans to offer tax credits to companies in targeted industries--Internet publishing, scientific R&D, software development, and manufacturing--for investment, job creation and research and development.

New York State Job Market and Career Outlook

New York experienced gains in the health care and educational services sectors over the last decade with corresponding job shortages in health care occupations. The leisure and hospitality sectors also showed gains. Using information from Money and's 10 top jobs in America in 2009, the New York State Department of Labor reports that in all but one category, New York median pay exceeded the national figures. Job openings for the #1 ranked job, systems engineer, are expected to increase in New York by 38 percent between 2006 and 2016. Management occupations paid top dollar in New York with a 2009 median annual salary of $108,030.

Education opportunities in New York State

New York has 268 public, independent and proprietary degree-granting institutions with a total enrollment that exceeds 1.1 million students. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that, in 2009, New York awarded the most master's degrees of any state (66,961) and is #2 for awarding bachelor's degrees (122,186). This state takes education seriously so think about New York schools for your postsecondary education.