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Labor Statistics for the Capital Region Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington Counties

From August 2016 to August 2017, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA rose 1,600 or 0.3 percent, while the number of private sector jobs inched up 400 or 0.1 percent. During this same period, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Glens Falls MSA rose 400 or 0.7 percent, while the number of private sector jobs increased 200 or 0.4 percent. The tables below present additional industry details.

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted)
AreaAugust 2017August 2016
United States 4.5% 5.0%
New York State 4.9% 4.9%
Capital Region 4.2% 4.0%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA 4.2% 4.0%
Glens Falls MSA 4.1% 4.1%

 

Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA Industries by Job Gains:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction +400
Manufacturing -500
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities -200
Information -100
Financial Activities -400
Professional and Business Services -2,300
Educational and Health Services +1,700
Leisure and Hospitality +1,600
Other Services +200
Government +1,200

 

 

Glens Falls MSA Industries by Job Gains:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction +100
Manufacturing -100
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities +200
Information 0
Financial Activities 0
Professional and Business Services -100
Educational and Health Services +100
Leisure and Hospitality -100
Other Services +100
Government +200

Special Interest to the Capital Region

For more information, please contact:

James Ross
NYS Department of Labor
175 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (518) 242-8245
E-mail:James.Ross@labor.ny.gov

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