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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 May 2014, the number of nonfarm jobs (private plus public sectors) in New York State increased by 142,500, or 1.6 percent, and the number of private sector jobs increased by 139,300, or 1.8 percent. Additional industry detail is presented in the table below.


Change in Jobs by Major Industry Sector,
May 2014 - May 2015
Sectors With Job Gains:Change:
Educational & Health Services +45,800
Professional & Business Services +31,700
Trade, Transportation & Utilities +22,200
Construction +15,000
Other Services +11,500
Leisure & Hospitality +10,100
Financial Activities +3,300
Government +3,200
Information +1,300
Sectors With Job Losses:Change:
Manufacturing -1,400
Natural Resources and Mining -200


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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