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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 October 2014, the number of nonfarm jobs (private plus public sectors) in New York State increased by 164,000, or 1.8 percent, and the number of private sector jobs increased by 168,600, or 2.2 percent. Additional industry detail is presented in the table below.


Change in Jobs by Major Industry Sector,
October 2014 – October 2015
Sectors With Job Gains:Change:
Educational & Health Services* +71,000
Professional & Business Services +26,400
Construction +21,500
Leisure & Hospitality +21,200
Trade, Transportation & Utilities +14,900
Other Services +9,800
Information +1,900
Financial Activities +1,700
Manufacturing +600
Sectors With Job Losses:Change:
Government* -4,600
Natural Resources and Mining -400

*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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