Median Household Incomes Flat and Income Inequality Still Exists

After adjusting for inflation, median household incomes have largely remained flat since 1990 and, in some instances, lower. Meanwhile, income inequality by race and ethnicity linger. Median Household Incomes in Constant Dollars Median household incomes in Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady counties have changed very little since 1990. In 1990, the median household incomes (after adjusting… Read more »

Increase in Year-to-Year Unemployment Rate; More People in Labor Force

More People Employed, Unemployed since November 2016 Today, the New York State Department of Labor released preliminary local area unemployment rates for November 2017.  Saratoga and Albany Counties are among the counties with the lowest unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) in November at 4.0% and 4.2%, respectively.  All four Capital District counties have unemployment rates between… Read more »

Where are the 2017 CFA Awards headed?

Today, Governor Cuomo announced $85 million in funding to the eight-county Capital Region as a top performing region in the state.  We’re breaking down where those investments are going and for what general purposes.  We’ve taken a look at each single-county award, how much money those projects will receive, and in what general program those… Read more »

Capital District Data- Evaluating the 1978 Regional Development Plan

A Plan ahead of its time The Fall 2017 issue of Capital District Data is now available from the Capital District Regional Planning Commission. In celebration of CDRPC’s 50th anniversary, the Fall 2017 issue takes a look back at the first region-wide comprehensive plan, CDRPC’s 1978 Regional Development Plan (RDP) and explores how its policy… Read more »

Capital Region Cost of Living Remains Stable, Affordable

Cost of living in the Capital Region saw very little change over the last two quarters. The cost of living in the Capital Region remained relatively flat between the second and third quarters of 2017 according to data reported by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER). The Capital District Regional Planning Commission, Capital… Read more »