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Labor Statistics

Welcome to the Labor Statistics section of the New York State Department of Labor's web site. We are the premier source of labor market information in the state. From wages to projections to the latest job figures, the Department of Labor has the most current and accurate labor market information available.

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Statewide Labor Market Overview

Since May 2015, the number of nonfarm jobs (private plus public sectors) in New York State increased by 81,800, or 0.9 percent, and the number of private sector jobs increased by 74,900, or 1.0 percent. Additional industry detail is presented in the table below.


Change in Jobs by Major Industry Sector,
May 2015 – May 2016
Sectors With Job Gains:Change:
Educational & Health Services* +44,100
Professional & Business Services +13,200
Construction +11,100
Leisure & Hospitality +7,000
Government* +6,900
Other Services +6,700
Financial Activities +2,600
Trade, Transportation & Utilities +1,400
Sectors With Job Losses:Change:
Information -7,400
Manufacturing -3,500
Natural Resources and Mining -300

*Educational and health services is in the private sector.
Government includes public education and public health services.


For more information, please contact:

    Kevin Jack
    Statewide Labor Market Analyst
    NYS Department of Labor
    State Office Campus Bldg. 12
    Room 490
    Albany, NY 12240
    Phone: (518) 457-3800

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