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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 July 2015 to July 2016, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA fell 1,900 or 0.4 percent, while the number of private sector jobs dropped 1,700 or 0.5 percent. During this same period, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Glens Falls MSA dipped 200 or 0.3 percent, while the number of private sector jobs fell 300 or 0.6 percent. The tables below present additional industry details.

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted)
AreaJuly 2016July 2015
United States 5.1% 5.6%
New York State 5.0% 5.4%
Capital Region 4.1% 4.7%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA 4.1% 4.7%
Glens Falls MSA 4.1% 4.6%

 

Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA Industries by Job Gains:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction +100
Manufacturing 0
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities +100
Information -100
Financial Activities -300
Professional and Business Services -1,500
Educational and Health Services 0
Leisure and Hospitality +200
Other Services -200
Government -200

 

Glens Falls MSA Industries by Job Gains:
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction -100
Manufacturing -100
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities -100
Information 0
Financial Activities +100
Professional and Business Services +400
Educational and Health Services +200
Leisure and Hospitality -700
Other Services 0
Government +100

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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