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

From April 2019 to April 2020, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA decreased 74,300 or 15.7 percent, while the number of private sector jobs decreased 71,800 or 19.4 percent. During this same period, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Glens Falls MSA decreased 9,300 or 17.5 percent, while the number of private sector jobs decreased 8,800 or 20.8 percent. The tables below present additional industry details.

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted)
AreaApril 2020April 2019
United States 14.4% 3.3%
New York State 15.0% 3.6%
Capital Region 12.9% 3.4%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy-MSA 12.5% 3.3%
Glens Falls MSA 15.7% 4.4%

 

Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA Change in Jobs by Industry:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction -3,600
Manufacturing -4,400
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities -14,600
Information 0
Financial Activities -400
Professional and Business Services -5,300
Educational and Health Services -10,600
Leisure and Hospitality -27,500
Other Services -5,400
Government -2,500

 

Glens Falls MSA Change in Jobs by Industry:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction -600
Manufacturing -500
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities -1,700
Information 0
Financial Activities 0
Professional and Business Services -500
Educational and Health Services -1,400
Leisure and Hospitality -3,800
Other Services -300
Government -500

Special Interest to the Capital Region

For more information, please contact:

Kevin Alexander
NYS Department of Labor
175 Central Avenue, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (518) 242-8245
E-mail:[email protected]

 

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