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

From April 2016 to April 2017, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA rose 1,400 or 0.3 percent, while the number of private sector jobs inched up 100 or 0.0 percent. During this same period, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Glens Falls MSA rose 1,400 or 2.6 percent, while the number of private sector jobs jumped 1,000 or 2.3 percent. The tables below present additional industry details.

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted)
AreaApril 2017April 2016
United States 4.1% 4.7%
New York State 4.2% 4.6%
Capital Region 4.1% 4.1%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA 4.0% 3.9%
Glens Falls MSA 5.0% 5.2%

 

 

Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA Industries by Job Gains:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction +400
Manufacturing -200
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities +1,300
Information -100
Financial Activities 0
Professional and Business Services -1,600
Educational and Health Services +300
Leisure and Hospitality 0
Other Services 0
Government +1,300

 

 

Glens Falls MSA Industries by Job Gains:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction +100
Manufacturing 0
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities +500
Information 0
Financial Activities +100
Professional and Business Services +100
Educational and Health Services +100
Leisure and Hospitality -100
Other Services +200
Government +400

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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