ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state of New York has plenty of nonprofit jobs and good wages for nonprofit workers, but did you know it ranks number one in the country for both categories?
On Tuesday, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (D-N.Y.) released a report saying the state of New York had more than 1.4 million nonprofit jobs paying more than $78 billion in 2017.
Of all the private-sector jobs in the state, 18 percent are non-profit positions, which ranks third in the country in terms of percentage trailing only Vermont and Maine, and is well-above the national average of 10 percent.
In the Southern Tier and the Mohawk Valley, nonprofit jobs make up nearly one in four private sector positions.
DiNapoli says the numbers show the importance of nonprofits to the state's overall economy and for providing important community services.
The report also found that nonprofit wages have grown faster than that for other jobs.