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.
The latest monthly jobs and labor force (including unemployment rates) statistics for New York State and local areas from the New York State Department of Labor.
Other current labor market information from the New York State Department of Labor.
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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.
|Sectors With Job Gains:||Change:|
|Educational & Health Services*||+52,600|
|Professional & Business Services||+44,000|
|Leisure & Hospitality||+23,200|
|Trade, Transportation & Utilities||+5,700|
|Natural Resources & Mining||+100|
|Sectors With Job Losses:||Change:|
*Educational and health services is in the private sector.
Government includes public education and public health services.
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