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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 July 2013, the number of nonfarm jobs (private plus public sectors) in New York State increased by 134,400, or 1.5 percent, and the number of private sector jobs increased by 140,600, or 1.9 percent. Additional industry detail is presented in the table below.


Change in Jobs by Sector,
July 2013 - July 2014
Sectors With Job Gains: Change:
Educational & Health Services +53,400
Professional & Business Services +30,600
Trade, Transportation & Utilities +28,200
Leisure & Hospitality +22,200
Construction +8,400
Other Services +5,800
Financial Activities +500
Information +400
Natural Resources and Mining +300
Sectors With Job Losses: Change:
Manufacturing -9,200
Government -6,200


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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