Data - June 2015
NYC Libraries by the Numbers
Despite declining funds and limited hours of service, New York City’s public libraries are seeing a surge in users and uses. Below we show where the growth is happening and how funding cuts in recent years have affected performance, and provide the city’s first branch-by-branch accounting of book circulation, program attendance and visits.
Data - May 2015
NYS Workforce Funding Streams
These three tables from our Seeking a State Workforce Strategy report track public workforce development funds by program and relate these programs to three larger categories for investment: 1) adult education funding 2) workforce development funding and 3) college access and workforce services in higher education. The tables also indicate where programs receive their funding, what agency or department oversees them and how their funding has changed in the past five years.
Data - May 2015
The Next 10 Years: Mayor de Blasio's Capital Priorities
In this data brief, we compare Mayor de Blasio’s 10-year capital projections to actual capital expenditures in the final decade of the Bloomberg Administration (FY2005-FY2014). The numbers offer a clear insight into Mayor de Blasio’s priorities and how they contrast with the previous administration’s.
Impact - April 2015
CUF Influences City Council Response to 2016 Budget
Earlier this week, the City Council issued its response to Mayor de Blasio's preliminary budget. We are heartened that many of the proposals outlined in the response—from opening libraries six days a week to creating a year-round youth employment program—follow a number of our reports' recommendations.
Data - April 2015
Library Funding is Behind the Times
Though visits, book circulation and program attendance are on the rise, New York City’s public libraries are open fewer hours than the state’s largest counties and trail behind cities throughout the nation.
Data - March 2015
NYC's Share of Private Sector Jobs
Though jobs have grown in nearly every region of the state over the last decade, New York City’s share of the state’s private sector jobs has skyrocketed – growing from 43.0 percent in 2004 to 46.5 percent in 2014.
Data - January 2015
New York State’s Language Barrier
Nearly every corner of New York State is experiencing a spike in immigrants—with the fastest growth occurring upstate—but funding for ESOL classes has not kept pace.