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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 June 2013 to June 2014, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA rose 3,600 or 0.8 percent, while the number of private sector jobs jumped 4,800 or 1.4 percent. During this same period, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Glens Falls MSA fell 600 or 1.0 percent, while the number of private sector jobs dipped 500 or 1.0 percent. The tables below present additional industry details.

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted)
AreaJune 2014June 2013
United States 6.3% 7.8%
New York State 6.5% 7.8%
Capital Region 5.1% 6.5%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA 5.1% 6.5%
Glens Falls MSA 5.2% 6.6%

 

Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA Industries
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction +3,100
Manufacturing +400
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities -100
Information -200
Financial Activities -1,000
Professional and Business Services +1,600
Educational and Health Services +1,700
Leisure and Hospitality -700
Other Services 0
Government -1,200

 

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