FIRE-Sector Employment Declines Have Been More Severe in New York City than the Nation

Total Employment in Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Services (FIRE)
Percent Change from A Year Ago

Month and Year U.S. Total, Excluding New York City New York City
Jan-96 0.4 -2.2
Feb-96 0.8 -1.5
Mar-96 0.8 -1.5
Apr-96 1.2 -1.5
May-96 1.7 -1.0
Jun-96 1.8 -0.9
Jul-96 2.1 -0.8
Aug-96 2.2 -0.4
Sep-96 2.3 -1.0
Oct-96 2.4 -0.8
Nov-96 2.5 -0.4
Dec-96 2.5 -0.2
Jan-97 2.7 0.0
Feb-97 2.7 -0.6
Mar-97 2.7 0.0
Apr-97 2.9 0.5
May-97 2.9 0.3
Jun-97 2.8 0.8
Jul-97 2.9 1.3
Aug-97 2.9 1.5
Sep-97 3.0 1.8
Oct-97 3.4 2.2
Nov-97 3.4 2.2
Dec-97 3.6 2.2
Jan-98 3.7 2.9
Feb-98 3.9 2.5
Mar-98 4.2 2.2
Apr-98 4.2 2.2
May-98 4.2 2.4
Jun-98 4.3 2.3
Jul-98 4.3 2.6
Aug-98 4.0 2.4
Sep-98 4.1 2.1
Oct-98 4.0 1.5
Nov-98 4.0 1.4
Dec-98 3.8 1.0
Jan-99 3.7 2.0
Feb-99 3.5 1.9
Mar-99 3.1 1.6
Apr-99 2.9 1.0
May-99 2.7 0.8
Jun-99 2.5 0.3
Jul-99 2.3 -0.4
Aug-99 2.2 -0.5
Sep-99 1.8 -0.7
Oct-99 1.5 0.1
Nov-99 1.3 0.1
Dec-99 1.2 0.4
Jan-00 0.8 -0.1
Feb-00 0.8 0.2
Mar-00 0.6 0.3
Apr-00 0.1 0.7
May-00 -0.1 0.5
Jun-00 -0.4 1.2
Jul-00 -0.7 1.2
Aug-00 -0.5 1.1
Sep-00 -0.3 1.8
Oct-00 -0.2 2.0
Nov-00 -0.1 1.9
Dec-00 -0.1 2.0
Jan-01 0.3 1.3
Feb-01 0.4 0.7
Mar-01 0.7 1.0
Apr-01 0.9 1.1
May-01 1.3 0.9
Jun-01 1.2 0.5
Jul-01 1.2 0.3
Aug-01 1.1 0.2
Sep-01 1.0 0.2
Oct-01 1.3 -5.4
Nov-01 1.2 -5.1
Dec-01 1.1 -6.1
Jan-02 1.1 -6.3
Feb-02 0.7 -6.5
Mar-02 0.5 -6.9
Apr-02 0.6 -6.5

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.