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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 December 2019, the number of nonfarm jobs (private plus public sectors) in New York State decreased by 1,018,400, or
10.3 percent, and the number of private sector jobs decreased by 966,000, or 11.5 percent. Additional industry detail is presented in the table below.


Change in Jobs by Major Industry Sector,
December 2019 – December 2020
Sectors with Job Losses:
Leisure & Hospitality -366,600
Educational & Health Services* -157,600
Trade, Transportation & Utilities -141,900
Professional & Business Services -141,800
Other Services -53,800
Government* -52,400
Manufacturing -38,100
Financial Activities -37,200
Construction -22,400
Information -6,000
Natural Resources & Mining -600

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


For more information, please contact:

    Elena Grovenger
    Statewide Labor Market Analyst
    NYS Department of Labor
    State Office Campus Bldg. 12
    Room 490
    Albany, NY 12240
    Phone: (518) 457-3800
    E-mail: [email protected]

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