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

From December 2019 to December 2020, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA decreased 45,600 or 9.5 percent, while the number of private sector jobs decreased 39,800 or 10.6 percent. During this same period, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Glens Falls MSA decreased 4,100 or 7.6 percent, while the number of private sector jobs decreased 3,500 or 8.2 percent. The tables below present additional industry details.

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted)
Area December 2020 December 2019
United States 6.5% 3.4%
New York State 8.1% 3.7%
Capital Region 5.4% 3.8%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy-MSA 5.3% 3.7%
Glens Falls MSA 5.9% 5.1%

 

Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA Change in Jobs by Industry:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction -1,200
Manufacturing -2,500
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities -5,600
Information -400
Financial Activities -700
Professional and Business Services -2,300
Educational and Health Services -9,800
Leisure and Hospitality -15,400
Other Services -1,900
Government -5,800

 

Glens Falls MSA Change in Jobs by Industry:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction -200
Manufacturing -400
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities -1,000
Information -100
Financial Activities 0
Professional and Business Services -500
Educational and Health Services -600
Leisure and Hospitality -600
Other Services -100
Government -600

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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