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Labor Data Overview

Labor Data

Our Research & Statistics Division is 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.

Spotlight on the NYS Economy

What is the Unemployment Rate?

The Unemployment Rate seeks to provide governmental and private institutions an overview of the overall health of the civilian labor force, and by extension, the economy as a whole. This video provides a broad overview of the statistical models and methods used to derive the Unemployment Rate.

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