This interesting link summarizes companies that plan to expand or contract headcount: http://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/nyc/nycec.shtm

NYC Private Sector Employment

12-month Change +79,700 +2.4%
Employed    3,381,900
December Change +23,300
Unemployment Rate 8.8%
Prior Month 8.8%
December 2011 9.1%
Professional and Business Services +36,500
Education and Health Services +13,200
Trade, Transportation and Utilities +10,000
Other Service +9,700
Leisure and Hospitality +9,600
Financial Activities* +3,200
Information +900
Manufacturing -1,400
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction -2,000

*Gains from the real estate industry

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