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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 July 2013 to July 2014, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA rose 4,000 or 0.9 percent, while the number of private sector jobs jumped 5,200 or 1.5 percent. During this same period, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Glens Falls MSA rose 100 or 0.2 percent, while the number of private sector jobs trended up 200 or 0.4 percent. The tables below present additional industry details.

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted)
AreaJuly 2014July 2013
United States 6.5% 7.7%
New York State 6.8% 7.8%
Capital Region 5.4% 6.5%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA 5.4% 6.5%
Glens Falls MSA 5.3% 6.3%

 

Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA Industries
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction +2,900
Manufacturing +300
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities -200
Information -200
Financial Activities -800
Professional and Business Services +1,900
Educational and Health Services +1,700
Leisure and Hospitality -400
Other Services 0
Government -1,200

 

Glens Falls MSA Industries
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction +100
Manufacturing 0
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities -400
Information 0
Financial Activities 0
Professional and Business Services -200
Educational and Health Services -200
Leisure and Hospitality +800
Other Services +100
Government -100

Special Interest to the Capital Region

James Ross
NYS Department of Labor
175 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206

Phone: (518) 462-7600 Ext. 136
Fax: (518) 462-2772
E-mail:James.Ross@labor.ny.gov

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