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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 July 2014 to July 2015, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA rose 7,800 or 1.7 percent, while the number of private sector jobs jumped 7,200 or 2.0 percent. During this same period, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Glens Falls MSA rose 900 or 1.5 percent, while the number of private sector jobs also rose 900 or 1.8 percent. The tables below present additional industry details.

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted)
AreaJuly 2015July 2014
United States 5.6% 6.5%
New York State 5.4% 6.5%
Capital Region 4.8% 5.2%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA 4.8% 5.2%
Glens Falls MSA 4.7% 5.4%

 

Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA Industries by Job Gains:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction 0
Manufacturing +700
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities +1,400
Information -300
Financial Activities -600
Professional and Business Services +3,200
Educational and Health Services +4,400
Leisure and Hospitality -1,800
Other Services +200
Government +600

 

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