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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 February 2019, the number of nonfarm jobs (private plus public sectors) in New York State increased by 77,600, or 0.8 percent, and the number of private sector jobs increased by 75,100, or 0.9 percent. Additional industry detail is presented in the table below.


Change in Jobs by Major Industry Sector,
February 2019 – February 2020
Sectors With Job Gains or No Change: Change:
Educational & Health Services* +48,100
Professional & Business Services +31,300
Leisure & Hospitality +5,900
Other Services +5,300
Government* +2,500
Sectors With Job Losses: Change:
Trade, Transportation & Utilities -9,900
Construction -2,700
Financial Activities -1,600
Manufacturing -1,000
Natural Resources & Mining -200
Information -100

*Educational and health services is in the private sector.
Government includes public education and public health services.

For more information, please contact:

    Elena Grovenger
    Statewide Labor Market Analyst
    NYS Department of Labor
    State Office Campus Bldg. 12
    Room 490
    Albany, NY 12240
    Phone: (518) 457-3800
    E-mail: [email protected]

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