In an article on the Crain’s website, reporter Andrew J. Hawkins reports that City Comptroller Scott Stringer announced that the entire New York City economy grew by some 3% from April through June. That actually which turns out to be a slower pace than the nation’s job growth as a whole, which seems like it’s on a tear compared to these past few years.
Film production grew by an estimated 1000 jobs over the period. That’s a strong 40% of all information industry sector jobs (for whatever reason, film and TV production is part of the info industry, it seems). Year-over-year, the increase in NYC motion picture employment was some 3000 jobs, or a strong 5.8%. Total jobs in that part of our industry stands at 55,100.
You can read the full Crain’s article here.