Seasonally Adjusted Employment Data for New York State and Metro Areas - Excel spreadsheet with historic (1990-present) and current month's employment data for New York State (by industry) and metro areas (total nonfarm jobs only). All data are from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey.
Nonfarm employment estimates for New York State and metropolitan areas from April 2015-December 2016 from the monthly Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey were revised as part of the annual benchmarking process, and released on the New York State Department of Labor web site on March 9, 2017. Some statewide and sub-state area data prior to April 2015 were also revised in order to eliminate series breaks.
Employment estimates for New York State and metropolitan areas are made following sampling procedures and methodologies approved by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Industry employment estimates for counties outside of metropolitan areas (called “minor areas”) are based on a historical trend methodology. BLS regulations require that minor area estimates be presented separately from estimates for New York State and metropolitan areas.
Every decade, the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) updates its metro area definitions, based on new commutation data from the U.S. Census Bureau. OMB has recently redrawn existing areas, while adding, dropping and merging others. To summarize the changes made in 2015: the Watertown-Fort Drum metro area, consisting of Jefferson County, has been added; the Rochester metro area now includes Yates County; and the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown metro area and the Putnam-Rockland-Westchester labor market area have been replaced by the Dutchess-Putnam metropolitan division and the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area.
Questions regarding the revised employment estimates should be directed to your local labor market analyst.
Nonfarm employment estimates--by place of work--provide the most up-to-date employment estimates available by industry. Estimates are based on the monthly Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey of over 18,000 businesses, which uses probability sampling methodology and is based on the NAICS classification system. Industry employment figures are available for New York State, metropolitan areas and counties outside of metropolitan areas. Current estimates are developed and distributed monthly. Historic NAICS-based employment data for major areas are available back to 1990.
The entire set of currently available historical NAICS-based jobs data for New York State, metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), and minor counties (outside of MSAs) is available by downloading the file, ces.zip. This compressed archive consists of a layout file (readme.txt) and the following comma-separated-value (CSV) data files:
|ces_naics.txt||Jobs data for New York State and MSAs|
|ces_minor.txt||Jobs data for minor counties|
|ces_earnings.txt||Average weekly earnings by industry (statewide only) of:
|ces_hourearn.txt||Average hourly earnings by industry (statewide only) of:
|ces_hours.txt||Average weekly hours by industry (statewide only) of:
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