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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 May 2015 to May 2016, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA fell 3,300 or 0.7 percent, while the number of private sector jobs dropped 2,900 or 0.8 percent. During this same period, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Glens Falls MSA was unchanged, while the number of private sector jobs dipped 200 or 0.4 percent. The tables below present additional industry details.

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted)
AreaMay 2016May 2015
United States 4.5% 5.3%
New York State 4.2% 5.3%
Capital Region 3.8% 4.5%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA 3.7% 4.5%
Glens Falls MSA 4.2% 5.0%

 

Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA Industries by Job Gains:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction -100
Manufacturing +800
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities +100
Information -500
Financial Activities 0
Professional and Business Services -2,400
Educational and Health Services +300
Leisure and Hospitality -900
Other Services -200
Government -400

 

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

Special Interest to the Capital Region

For more information, please contact:

    James Ross
    NYS Department of Labor
    175 Central Avenue
    Albany, NY 12206
    Phone: (518) 242-8245
    E-mail:James.Ross@labor.ny.gov

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