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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 98,500, or 2.7 percent, to 3,784,200 for the 12-month period ending June 2016. Jobs grew in educational and health services (+46,100), leisure and hospitality (+20,700), professional and business services (+13,700), information (+7,900), natural resources, mining and construction (+6,900), other services (+4,500), trade, transportation and utilities (+1,400), and manufacturing (+200). Financial activities shed 2,900 jobs. Government employment rose by 4,500.

The city’s over-the-year picture remained positive, with every sector except financial activities adding jobs for the 12 months through June 2016.  The city’s over-the-year private sector growth rate (+2.7 percent) was above the comparable rate for the state (+1.5 percent) and the nation (+2.0 percent).

The city’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 5.0 percent in June 2016, down 0.1 of a point from May and 0.5 of a percentage point compared to a year ago. New York State’s rate was 4.7 percent in June 2016. The share of the city's working-age population (16+) who were employed was 57.2 percent in June 2016. The number of City residents with jobs was essentially flat between June 2015 and June 2016.


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) 775-3338                                                                                                   Phone: (212) 775-3330
Fax: (212) 775-3855                                                                                                        Fax: (212) 775-3856
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