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Labor Statistics for the New York City Region Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond Counties

Private sector employment in New York City rose by 83,800, or 2.3 percent, to 3,760,600 for the 12-month period ending September 2016. Jobs grew in educational and health services (+26,500), leisure and hospitality (+24,900), professional and business services (+12,000), other services (+6,900), trade, transportation, and utilities (+5,200), information (+4,400), construction (+3,800), and manufacturing (+1,200). Employment in financial services declined (-1,100) Over the year. Government employment rose by 5,300.

The city’s over-the-year picture remained positive, with every sector except financial activities adding jobs for the 12 months through September 2016.  The city’s over-the-year private sector growth rate (+2.3 percent) was above the comparable rate for the state (+1.5 percent) and the nation (+1.9 percent).

The city’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in September 2016, up 0.4 of a point from August and 0.6 of a percentage point compared to a year ago. New York State’s rate was 5.0 percent in September 2016. The share of the city's working-age population (16+) who were employed was 56.1 percent in September 2016.


James Brown                                                                                                                    Elena Volovelsky
NYS Department of Labor                                                                                             NYS Department of Labor
9 Bond Street, 4th Floor                                                                                                 9 Bond Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201                                                                                                       Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 613-3982                                                                                                   Phone: (718) 613-3971
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