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Workers' compensation survey results by industry

Results for manufacturing, service, financial service, wholesale/resale trade, or 'other'

Manufacturing Industry Results

Is your company headquartered in New York State?

Yes 82.1 percent
No 17.9 percent

Does your company have offices or facilities in other states?

Yes 35.3 percent
No 64.7 percent

Number of New York State employees

0-50 employees 32.4 percent
51-200 employees 42.6 percent
201-500 employees 16.2 percent
501-1000 employees 4.4 percent
1000 plus employees 4.4 percent

Does the overall cost of workers' comp affect your business by:

Limiting business growth or expansion?

Yes 77 percent
No 23 percent

Preventing you from hiring more employees?

Yes 63.3 percent
No 36.7 percent

Requiring you to scale back on other business investments to pay your comp bills?

Yes 70.2 percent
No 29.8 percent

Encouraging you to consider re-locating your business out of New York State?

Yes 60.3 percent
No 39.7 percent

Forcing you to actually leave the state, or expand elsewhere?

Yes 37.7 percent
No 62.3 percent

Describe the trend in your workers' comp costs over the past three years.

Gone down significantly 0 percent
Gone down somewhat 15.4 percent
Stayed the same 3.1 percent
Gone up somewhat 36.9 percent
Gone up significantly 44.6 percent

Rate how you think New York's workers' comp costs compare to other states in which you do business (if applicable).

New York costs significantly lower 0 percent
New York costs somewhat lower 4.5 percent
New York costs about the same 2.3 percent
New York costs somewhat higher 15.9 percent
New York costs significantly higher 77.3 percent

Service Industry Results

Is your company headquartered in New York State?

Yes 90.8 percent
No 9.2 percent

Does your company have offices or facilities in other states?

Yes 20.6 percent
No 79.4 percent

Number of New York State employees

0-50 employees 77.9 percent
51-200 employees 13.2 percent
201-500 employees 0 percent
501-1000 employees 2.9 percent
1000 plus employees 5.9 percent

Does the overall cost of workers' comp affect your business by:

Limiting business growth or expansion?

Yes 55.2 percent
No 44.8 percent

Preventing you from hiring more employees?

Yes 45.5 percent
No 54.5 percent

Requiring you to scale back on other business investments to pay your comp bills?

Yes 50 percent
No 50 percent

Encouraging you to consider re-locating your business out of New York State?

Yes 23.1 percent
No 76.9 percent

Forcing you to actually leave the state, or expand elsewhere?

Yes 14.1 percent
No 85.9 percent

Describe the trend in your workers' comp costs over the past three years.

Gone down significantly 1.5 percent
Gone down somewhat 10.3 percent
Stayed the same 20.6 percent
Gone up somewhat 32.4 percent
Gone up significantly 35.2 percent

Rate how you think New York's workers' comp costs compare to other states in which you do business (if applicable).

New York costs significantly lower 6.1 percent
New York costs somewhat lower 3.0 percent
New York costs about the same 6.1 percent
New York costs somewhat higher 24.2 percent
New York costs significantly higher 60.6 percent

Financial Service Industry Results

Is your company headquartered in New York State?

Yes 100 percent
No 0 percent

Does your company have offices or facilities in other states?

Yes 16.7 percent
No 83.3 percent

Number of New York State employees

0-50 employees 75 percent
51-200 employees 8.3 percent
201-500 employees 0 percent
501-1000 employees 8.3 percent
1000 plus employees 8.3 percent

Does the overall cost of workers' comp affect your business by:

Limiting business growth or expansion?

Yes 8.3 percent
No 91.7 percent

Preventing you from hiring more employees?

Yes 16.7 percent
No 83.3 percent

Requiring you to scale back on other business investments to pay your comp bills?

Yes 16.7 percent
No 83.3 percent

Encouraging you to consider re-locating your business out of New York State?

Yes 8.3 percent
No 91.7 percent

Forcing you to actually leave the state, or expand elsewhere?

Yes 8.3 percent
No 91.7 percent

Describe the trend in your workers' comp costs over the past three years.

Gone down significantly 0 percent
Gone down somewhat 20 percent
Stayed the same 10 percent
Gone up somewhat 60 percent
Gone up significantly 10 percent

Rate how you think New York's workers' comp costs compare to other states in which you do business (if applicable).

New York costs significantly lower 0 percent
New York costs somewhat lower 0 percent
New York costs about the same 0 percent
New York costs somewhat higher 66.7 percent
New York costs significantly higher 33.3 percent

Wholesale/Resale Trade Industry Results

Is your company headquartered in New York Stat?

Yes 95.7 percent
No 4.3 percent

Does your company have offices or facilities in other states?

Yes 4.3 percent
No 95.7 percent

Number of New York State employees

0-50 employees 79.2 percent
51-200 employees 12.5 percent
201-500 employees 8.3 percent
501-1000 employees 0 percent
1000 plus employees 0 percent

Does the overall cost of workers' comp affect your business by:

Limiting business growth or expansion?

Yes 66.7 percent
No 33.3 percent

Preventing you from hiring more employees?

Yes 50 percent
No 50 percent

Requiring you to scale back on other business investments to pay your comp bills?

Yes 66.7 percent
No 33.3 percent

Encouraging you to consider re-locating your business out of New York State?

Yes 31.8 percent
No 68.2 percent

Forcing you to actually leave the state, or expand elsewhere?

Yes 14.3 percent
No 85.7 percent

Describe the trend in your workers' comp costs over the past three years.

Gone down significantly 0 percent
Gone down somewhat 4.1 percent
Stayed the same 37.5 percent
Gone up somewhat 29.2 percent
Gone up significantly 29.2 percent

Rate how you think New York's workers' comp costs compare to other states in which you do business (if applicable).

New York costs significantly lower 0 percent
New York costs somewhat lower 9.1 percent
New York costs about the same 0 percent
New York costs somewhat higher 9 percent
New York costs significantly higher 81.9 percent

Results for 'Other' Industry

Is your company headquartered in New York State?

Yes 99.2 percent
No 0.8 percent

Does your company have offices or facilities in other states?

Yes 7.4 percent
No 92.6 percent

Number of New York State employees

0-50 employees 61.3 percent
51-200 employees 14.3 percent
201-500 employees 7.6 percent
501-1000 employees 6.7 percent
1000 plus employees 10.1 percent

Does the overall cost of workers' comp affect your business by:

Limiting business growth or expansion?

Yes 53 percent
No 47 percent

Preventing you from hiring more employees?

Yes 52 percent
No 48 percent

Requiring you to scale back on other business investments to pay your comp bills?

Yes 58.1 percent
No 41.9 percent

Encouraging you to consider re-locating your business out of New York State?

Yes 25 percent
No 75 percent

Forcing you to actually leave the state, or expand elsewhere?

Yes 14.4 percent
No 85.6 percent

Describe the trend in your workers' comp costs over the past three years.

Gone down significantly 0 percent
Gone down somewhat 10.1 percent
Stayed the same 19.3 percent
Gone up somewhat 37.6 percent
Gone up significantly 33.0 percent

Rate how you think New York's workers' comp costs compare to other states in which you do business (if applicable).

New York costs significantly lower 2.3 percent
New York costs somewhat lower 0 percent
New York costs about the same 0 percent
New York costs somewhat higher 23.3 percent
New York costs significantly higher 74.4 percent