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

From October 2016 to October 2017, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA rose 2,000
or 0.4 percent, while the number of private sector jobs jumped 1,300 or 0.4 percent. During this same period, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Glens Falls MSA rose 700 or 1.2 percent, while the number of private sector jobs jumped 700 or 1.5 percent. The tables below present additional industry details.

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted)
Area October 2017 October 2016
United States 3.9% 4.7%
New York State 4.6% 4.8%
Capital Region 4.0% 4.0%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA 4.0% 3.9%
Glens Falls MSA 4.1% 4.3%

 

Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA Industries by Job Gains:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction +200
Manufacturing -500
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities -600
Information 0
Financial Activities +300
Professional and Business Services -1,300
Educational and Health Services +600
Leisure and Hospitality +2,400
Other Services +200
Government +700

 

Glens Falls MSA Industries by Job Gains:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction 0
Manufacturing -100
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities +400
Information 0
Financial Activities +100
Professional and Business Services -200
Educational and Health Services -100
Leisure and Hospitality +400
Other Services +200
Government 0

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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