Issues and events that shape Long Island's economic and legislative landscape.

Friday, March 6, 2015

LIA Economic Reports


Growth in jobs and wages were the bright spots for the US economy in recent weeks. Labor force participation has also increased, suggesting that discouraged workers view hiring prospects more favorably now. READ MORE


Recent economic news has been mixed. On the downside, retail sales disappointed in December and average hourly earnings fell by 0.2 percent. Orders for durable goods declined sharply in December as well. READ MORE


The New York State Legislature officially began its new session. READ MORE


The economy is entering the New Year on a high note. Third-quarter GDP was revised sharply higher to plus 5.0 percent for the strongest rate of growth since the third quarter of 2003. READ MORE


The US economy continues to demonstrate moderate growth in the midst of the all-important holiday shopping season. READ MORE


The Long Island Association Annual Business Fact Book 2014 by LIA Chief Economist Dr. John Rizzo A comprehensive guide to business and public sector activity on Long Island READ MORE