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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 August 2019, the number of nonfarm jobs (private plus public sectors) in New York State decreased by 1,196,500, or
12.2 percent, and the number of private sector jobs decreased by 1,096,900, or 13.2 percent. Additional industry detail is presented in the table below.


Change in Jobs by Major Industry Sector,
August 2019 – August 2020
Sectors with Job Losses:
Leisure & Hospitality -403,200
Trade, Transportation & Utilities -187,800
Professional & Business Services -171,100
Educational & Health Services* -130,500
Government* -99,600
Other Services -59,400
Financial Activities -45,500
Construction -41,700
Manufacturing -40,700
Information -16,200
Natural Resources & Mining -800

*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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