New York

  • Project Labor Agreements

    Wicks Law Reform.

  • Prevailing Wage

    Yes; no monetary threshold.

  • Right to Work


  • Public-Private Partnerships

    No statute authorizes or prohibits P3s on public projects.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 97% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $360,131,000 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2023.

  • Career and Technical Education

    36% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    New York recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate


Monthly Unemployment Rate in New York

Please see ABC's state-by-state construction unemployment data here.

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Owner must pay prime within 42 days to pay unless otherwise agreed. Final payment must be paid within 30 days after final approval for final payment.
Public: Owner must pay prime within 30 days of receiving invoice. Payment for highway projects are due within 75 days of receiving invoice.
– Private: Prime must pay sub and sub must pay prime within 7 days after receipt.
– Public: Prime must pay sub and sub must pay lower tiers within 7 days after payment.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction


Incidence Rate


Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

State plan covers state and local government workplaces.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction


Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal use, decriminalized for personal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage


Percentage of Pensions Funded


Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate


Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)


State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)