NYC Jobs & Wages

It’s no surprise that service jobs pay less than jobs in the financial sector, but to get a clearer picture of who is making the most money in New York City and from what kinds of positions, I created this data visualization. The data comes from the Department of Labor. These occupational headings in the report are a little vague on their… Read more →

Invisible Labor in the Art World

Last night at the Art In General gallery space in Tribeca, artist Lisi Raskin led a discussion about invisible labor. It was a thought-provoking discussion, and I found it interesting to hear the term “invisible labor” used in the art world. To Raskin’s credit, she pointed out issues of unpaid labor in the field, as well as acknowledging the extent… Read more →

Worker Stats

In the course of writing the print article for this site, I came across several reports with interesting statistics about underpaid workers and how they experience their jobs. Since I was unable to include more of this information in the article, I’m highlighting some of those report findings here. Working Without Laws: A Survey of Employment and Labor Law Violations In… Read more →

About the Invisible Labor Project

This site was created to raise the visibility of under-recognized workers. The project highlights some workers, but unfortunately cannot capture all the great stories out there or the contributions that many workers make to the city of New York. I hope others will feel free to pick up where this site leaves off. To cover this topic from a couple of angles,… Read more →