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Labor Statistics

Welcome to the Labor Statistics section of the New York State Department of Labor's web site. We are the premier source of labor market information in the state. From wages to projections to the latest job figures, the Department of Labor has the most current and accurate labor market information available.

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Statewide Labor Market Overview

Since August 2014, the number of nonfarm jobs (private plus public sectors) in New York State increased by 162,100, or 1.8 percent, and the number of private sector jobs increased by 163,000, or 2.1 percent. Additional industry detail is presented in the table below.


Change in Jobs by Major Industry Sector,
August 2014 - August 2015
Sectors With Job Gains: Change:
Educational & Health Services* +69,600
Professional & Business Services +29,500
Leisure & Hospitality +19,100
Other Services +18,000
Trade, Transportation & Utilities +17,500
Construction +14,500
Sectors With Job Losses: Change:
Manufacturing -2,000
Information -1,800
Financial Activities -1,100
Government* -900
Natural Resources and Mining -300

*Educational and health services is in the private sector.
Government includes public education and public health services.


For more information, please contact:

    Kevin Jack
    Statewide Labor Market Analyst
    NYS Department of Labor
    State Office Campus Bldg. 12
    Room 490
    Albany, NY 12240
    Phone: (518) 457-3800
    Fax: (518) 457-6199

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