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

From May 2017 to May 2018, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA rose 4,100 or 0.9 percent, while the number of private sector jobs jumped 3,900 or 1.1 percent. During this same period, the number of nonfarm jobs in the
Glens Falls MSA increased 500 or 0.9 percent, while the number of private sector jobs increased 400 or 0.9 percent. The tables below present additional industry details.

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted)
AreaMay 2018May 2017
United States 3.6% 4.1%
New York State 3.7% 4.4%
Capital Region 3.6% 4.1%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy-MSA 3.6% 4.1%
Glens Falls MSA 4.0% 4.4%

 

Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA Industries by Job Gains:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction +300
Manufacturing +200
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities +300
Information -200
Financial Activities 0
Professional and Business Services -400
Educational and Health Services +2,200
Leisure and Hospitality +1,200
Other Services +300
Government +200

 

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

Special Interest to the Capital Region

For more information, please contact:

Kevin Alexander
NYS Department of Labor
175 Central Avenue, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (518) 242-8245
E-mail:Kevin.Alexander@labor.ny.gov

 

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