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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 89,400, or 2.4 percent, to 3,752,500 for the 12-month period ending August 2016. Jobs grew in educational and health services (+32,500), leisure and hospitality (+25,500), professional and business services (+8,000), information (+7,800), trade, transportation and utilities (+7,700), other services (+5,700), natural resources, mining and construction (+4,400), and manufacturing (+200). Financial activities shed 2,400 jobs. Government employment rose by 5,700.

The city’s over-the-year picture remained positive, with every sector except financial activities adding jobs for the 12 months through August 2016.  The city’s over-the-year private sector growth rate (+2.4 percent) was above the comparable rate for the state (+1.5 percent) and the nation (+1.9 percent).

The city’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in August 2016, up 0.2 of a point from July and 0.2 of a percentage point compared to a year ago. New York State’s rate was 4.8 percent in August 2016. The share of the city's working-age population (16+) who were employed was 56.1 percent in August 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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