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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 2014 to March 2015, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA rose 6,900 or 1.5 percent, while the number of private sector jobs jumped 6,200 or 1.8 percent. During this same period, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Glens Falls MSA rose 500 or 1.0 percent, while the number of private sector jobs jumped 400 or 1.0 percent. The tables below present additional industry details.

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted)
AreaMarch 2015March 2014
United States 5.6% 6.8%
New York State 5.8% 7.1%
Capital Region 4.8% 5.9%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA 4.6% 5.6%
Glens Falls MSA 6.5% 7.9%

 

Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA Industries by Job Gains:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction +1,100
Manufacturing +1,000
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities +1,300
Information -500
Financial Activities +500
Professional and Business Services +300
Educational and Health Services +2,200
Leisure and Hospitality +200
Other Services +100
Government +700

 

Glens Falls MSA Industries by Job Gains:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction +200
Manufacturing -100
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities +600
Information -100
Financial Activities +100
Professional and Business Services -500
Educational and Health Services +300
Leisure and Hospitality -100
Other Services 0
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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