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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 2016, the number of nonfarm jobs (private plus public sectors) in New York State increased by 148,700, or 1.6 percent, and the number of private sector jobs increased by 138,100, or 1.7 percent. Additional industry detail is presented in the table below.


Change in Jobs by Major Industry Sector,
May 2016 – May 2017
Sectors With Job Gains:Change:
Educational & Health Services* +52,600
Professional & Business Services +44,000
Leisure & Hospitality +23,200
Information +11,200
Government* +10,600
Other Services +8,700
Construction +6,700
Trade, Transportation & Utilities +5,700
Financial Activities +1,600
Natural Resources & Mining +100
Sectors With Job Losses:Change:
Manufacturing -15,700

*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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