New York State to study trans employment numbers

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The New York State Department of Labor and the Division of Human Rights will conduct a study to determine the employment rate for transgender New Yorkers as part a new law intended to pinpoint workforce disparities on the basis of gender identity.

The pair of state agencies are embarking on the research initiative as a result of legislation led by State Senator Kevin Parker of Brooklyn and Assemblymember Amy Paulin of Westchester. The bill passed both houses and Governor Kathy Hochul signed it into law on August 10.

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