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

Private sector employment in New York City rose by 94,000, or 2.6 percent, to 3,703,700 for the 12-month period ending October 2015. Jobs grew in educational and health services (+31,200), professional and business services (+17,900), leisure and hospitality (+14,700), trade, transportation, and utilities (+9,800), financial activities (+9,500), other services (+7,400), construction (+4,000), and information (+1,200). Manufacturing (-1,700) was the only sector to lose jobs. Government employment rose by 1,900.

The city’s over-the-year picture was positive, with every sector except manufacturing adding jobs for the 12 months through October 2015. The city’s over-the-year private sector growth rate (+2.6 percent) was above the comparable rate at the state (+2.2 percent) and the nation (+2.2 percent).

The city’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in October 2015, down 0.4 of a point from September and 1.8 percentage points compared to a year ago. New York State’s rate was also 4.8 percent in October 2015. The share of the city's working-age population (16+) who were employed was 57.6 percent in October 2015. The number of New York City residents with jobs climbed 112,800 (+2.9 percent) in the last 12 months.



James Brown                                                                                                                    Elena Volovelsky
NYS Department of Labor                                                                                              NYS Department of Labor
1 Hudson Square                                                                                                             1 Hudson Square
75 Varick Street, 7th Floor                                                                                              75 Varick Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10013                                                                                                       New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 775-3330                                                                                                   Phone: (212) 775-3332
Fax: (212) 775-3855                                                                                                        Fax: (212) 775-3856
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