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

Capital Region Labor Market Overview

From December 2014 to December 2015, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA rose 3,400 or 0.7 percent, while the number of private sector jobs jumped 3,500 or 1.0 percent. During this same period, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Glens Falls MSA rose 400 or 0.7 percent, while the number of private sector jobs jumped 400 or 0.9 percent. The tables below present additional industry details.

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted)
Area December 2015 December 2014
United States 4.8% 5.4%
New York State 4.7% 5.6%
Capital Region 4.1% 4.6%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA 4.0% 4.4%
Glens Falls MSA 5.4% 6.2%

 

Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA Industries by Job Gains:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction -500
Manufacturing +500
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities -100
Information +200
Financial Activities 0
Professional and Business Services +3,100
Educational and Health Services +1,700
Leisure and Hospitality -1,600
Other Services +200
Government -100

 

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

Special Interest to the Capital Region

James Ross
NYS Department of Labor
175 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206

Phone: (518) 462-7600 Ext. 136
Fax: (518) 462-2772
E-mail:James.Ross@labor.ny.gov

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