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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 August 2015 to August 2016, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA fell 1,600 or 0.4 percent, while the number of private sector jobs dropped 1,400 or 0.4 percent. During this same period, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Glens Falls MSA dipped 300 or 0.5 percent, while the number of private sector jobs fell 300 or 0.6 percent. The tables below present additional industry details.

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted)
AreaAugust 2016August 2015
United States 5.0% 5.2%
New York State 4.9% 5.0%
Capital Region 3.9% 4.3%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA 4.0% 4.3%
Glens Falls MSA 4.0% 4.3%

 

Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA Industries by Job Gains:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction +400
Manufacturing +400
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities -100
Information -100
Financial Activities -300
Professional and Business Services -1,500
Educational and Health Services +600
Leisure and Hospitality -700
Other Services -100
Government -200

 

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

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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