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Labor Statistics

Welcome to the Labor Statistics section of the New York State Department of Labor's web site. We are the premier source of labor market information in the state. From wages to projections to the latest job figures, the Department of Labor has the most current and accurate labor market information available.

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Statewide Labor Market Overview

Since September 2015, the number of nonfarm jobs (private plus public sectors) in New York State increased by 120,000, or 1.3 percent, and the number of private sector jobs increased by 115,100, or 1.5 percent. Additional industry detail is presented in the table below.


Change in Jobs by Major Industry Sector,
September 2015 – September 2016
Sectors With Job Gains:Change:
Educational & Health Services* +57,500
Leisure & Hospitality +25,400
Construction +11,100
Other Services +8,600
Professional & Business Services +8,200
Government* +4,900
Information +3,900
Trade, Transportation & Utilities +2,900
Financial Activities +2,700
Sectors With Job Losses:Change:
Manufacturing -4,900
Natural Resources and Mining -300

*Educational and health services is in the private sector.
Government includes public education and public health services.


For more information, please contact:

    Kevin Jack
    Statewide Labor Market Analyst
    NYS Department of Labor
    State Office Campus Bldg. 12
    Room 490
    Albany, NY 12240
    Phone: (518) 457-3800

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