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

Capital Region Labor Market Overview

From December 2013 to December 2014, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA rose 6,600 or 1.5 percent, while the number of private sector jobs jumped 7,400 or 2.1 percent. During this same period, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Glens Falls MSA rose 200 or 0.4 percent, while the number of private sector jobs jumped 400 or 1.0 percent. The tables below present additional industry details.

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted)
AreaDecember 2014December 2013
United States 5.4% 6.5%
New York State 5.7% 6.6%
Capital Region 4.8% 5.6%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA 4.6% 5.4%
Glens Falls MSA 6.0% 7.1%

 

Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA Industries
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction +2,400
Manufacturing +600
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities +100
Information -200
Financial Activities -700
Professional and Business Services +1,100
Educational and Health Services +2,500
Leisure and Hospitality +1,400
Other Services +200
Government -800

 

Glens Falls MSA Industries
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction +100
Manufacturing +100
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities -500
Information 0
Financial Activities -100
Professional and Business Services +200
Educational and Health Services +100
Leisure and Hospitality +400
Other Services +100
Government -200

Special Interest to the Capital Region

James Ross
NYS Department of Labor
175 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206

Phone: (518) 462-7600 Ext. 136
Fax: (518) 462-2772
E-mail:James.Ross@labor.ny.gov

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