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Labor Statistics for the New York City Region Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond Counties

Private sector jobs in New York City rose over the year by 65,200, or 1.7 percent, to 3,936,000 in December 2017.  Gains were greatest in educational and health services (+23,500), professional and business services (+16,600), financial activities (+14,000), natural resources, mining and construction (+10,100), leisure and hospitality (+9,400), and other services (+4,700).  Losses were seen in information (-7,000) and trade, transportation and utilities (-5,700).

The city’s over-the-year picture remained positive, with six sectors adding jobs for the 12 months through December 2017 while two lost jobs and manufacturing was little changed.  The city’s over-the-year private sector growth rate (+1.7 percent) was above the comparable rate for the state (+1.4 percent) and similar to that of the nation (+1.7 percent).

The city’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in December 2017, down 0.4 of a percentage point from November 2017 and 0.6 of a percentage point from December 2016. New York State’s rate was 4.6 percent in December 2017. The share of the city’s working age population (16+) who were employed was 58.4 percent in December 2017.

James Brown                                                                                                                    Elena Volovelsky
NYS Department of Labor                                                                                             NYS Department of Labor
9 Bond Street, 4th Floor                                                                                                 9 Bond Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201                                                                                                       Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 613-3982                                                                                                   Phone: (718) 613-3971
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