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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 38,500, or 1.0 percent, to 3,825,600 in April 2017.  Gains were greatest in educational and health services (+28,500), professional and business services (+12,800), financial activities (+4,700), leisure and hospitality (+2,500), other services (+1,600), information (+1,200), and natural resources, mining and construction (+1,100).  Losses were centered in trade, transportation and utilities (-11,200) and manufacturing (-2,700).

The city’s over-the-year picture remained positive, with seven sectors adding jobs adding jobs for the 12 months through April 2017 while only two lost jobs.  However, four of the seven sectors that added jobs grew by less than one percent. The city’s over-the-year private sector growth rate (+1.0 percent) was above the comparable rate for the state (+0.9 percent) but well below that of the nation (+1.6 percent).

The city’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in April 2017, up 0.1 of a point from March but 1.1 percentage points below a year ago. New York State’s rate was 4.3 percent in April 2017. The share of the city's working-age population (16+) who were employed was 58.8 percent in April 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
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