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Labor Statistics for the Capital Region Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington Counties

Capital Region Labor Market Overview

From March 2015 to March 2016, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA dipped 300 or 0.1 percent, while the number of private sector jobs rose 200 or 0.1 percent. During this same period, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Glens Falls MSA rose 400 or 0.8 percent, while the number of private sector jobs jumped 200 or 0.5 percent. The tables below present additional industry details.

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted)
AreaMarch 2016March 2015
United States 5.1% 5.6%
New York State 5.2% 5.7%
Capital Region 4.5% 5.0%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA 4.3% 4.8%
Glens Falls MSA 6.0% 6.8%

 

Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA Industries by Job Gains:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction -200
Manufacturing +800
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities +100
Information +100
Financial Activities +300
Professional and Business Services -1,800
Educational and Health Services -500
Leisure and Hospitality +1,500
Other Services -100
Government -500

 

Glens Falls MSA Industries by Job Gains:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction 0
Manufacturing 0
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities +300
Information 0
Financial Activities +100
Professional and Business Services -100
Educational and Health Services 0
Leisure and Hospitality -100
Other Services 0
Government +200

Special Interest to the Capital Region

For more information, please contact:

    James Ross
    NYS Department of Labor
    175 Central Avenue
    Albany, NY 12206
    Phone: (518) 242-8245
    E-mail:James.Ross@labor.ny.gov

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