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Labor Statistics for the Capital Region Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington Counties

From March 2017 to March 2018, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA rose 6,800
or 1.5 percent, while the number of private sector jobs jumped 6,900 or 1.9 percent. During this same period, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Glens Falls MSA increased 100 or 0.2 percent, while the number of private sector jobs decreased 100
or 0.2 percent. The tables below present additional industry details.

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted)
Area March 2018 March 2017
United States 4.1% 4.6%
New York State 4.8% 4.7%
Capital Region 4.9% 4.4%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA 4.7% 4.2%
Glens Falls MSA 6.3% 5.7%

 

Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA Industries by Job Gains:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction +500
Manufacturing 0
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities +1,200
Information -300
Financial Activities +200
Professional and Business Services +1,100
Educational and Health Services +2,800
Leisure and Hospitality +1,100
Other Services +300
Government -100

 

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

Special Interest to the Capital Region

For more information, please contact:

James Ross
NYS Department of Labor
175 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (518) 242-8245
E-mail:James.Ross@labor.ny.gov

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