Survey Results: Labor Costs

By The NYC Hospitality Alliance

To gain insight into the city’s hospitality industry labor market, the New York City Hospitality Alliance conducted a survey to investigate how restaurants in the city of New York are addressing increasing labor costs.

The survey results presented in this report include powerful insights.

76.50% of full-service restaurant respondents reduced employee hours, and 36.30% eliminated jobs in 2018, in response to mandated wage increases. 75% of limited-service restaurant respondents report that they will reduce employee hours, and 53.10% will eliminate jobs in 2019 as a result of mandated wage increases that took effect on December 31, 2018.

Read Transcription of PDF 2019 Survey Rising Labor Costs

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