In New York, you are requered to submit employment letter when you rent apt.
Yearly salary, employment date and position need to be stated.
Normally your income need to be more than 40 times of rent to be qualified as tenant.
$80,000 income is required to rent $2000 / month apt.
If less than 40 times of rent, you might need to get guarantor in NY whoes income is 80 times of rent,
or pay advanced rent, or pay additional security deposit or get rent insurance.
This is example of employment letter.
Some owners may contact your employer to verify.
Company letter head
To whom it may concerns,
I hereby certify that Ms. _name_____ is employed by_company name_____. located at Address______________________ from date as a ______position______, and her yearly income is approximately __________US.
Should you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact with me at any time at ____Tel_no.________
Signature : date: