More New Yorkers working in low-wage jobs

New York national guardsmen meet a state police recruiter at the Hiring Our Heroes job fair. (Credit: Getty)
New York national guardsmen meet with a state police recruiter at a job fair. Credit: Getty

More New York City residents are working in low-wage jobs, according to a new study by the Center for an Urban Future.

According to their report published Thursday, more than a third of New York adults work in low-wage jobs.

In 2007, about 31 percent of New Yorkers were in a low-wage job, but now, that number is 35 percent.

This number has steadily risen throughout the last few years, and the percentage of New Yorkers working in low-wage jobs jumps to nearly half in the Bronx, the report states.

In that borough, 47 percent of working adults are in low-wage jobs.

In every borough but Queens, where 34 percent of people are making a low wage, the percentage has increased throughout the last five years, the center reported.

The group speculated that the increase might be due to more jobs requiring at least a college degree. At the same time, jobs usually available to people with a high school degree, like manufacturing and car repair, also go to those with higher degrees.

This trickle-down effect means that people with a high school degree are moving toward low-wage jobs like food service and retail.


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