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Labor Statistics for the Capital Region

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

From February 2020 to February 2021, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA decreased 32,400 or 6.9 percent, while the number of private sector jobs decreased 26,600 or 7.3 percent.  During this same period, the number of nonfarm jobs in the Glens Falls MSA decreased 2,400 or 4.6 percent, while the number of private sector jobs decreased 1,500 or 3.6 percent.  The tables below present additional industry details.                                                                                                          

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted)

 

Area

February

2021

February

 2020

United States

6.6%

3.8%

New York State

9.6%

4.1%

Capital Region

6.4%

4.1%

Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA

6.3%

4.0%

Glens Falls MSA

7.2%

5.3%

                                                                                                                                   

 Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA Industries by Job Gains:    

                                                                            

Natural Resources, Mining and Construction

+

100

Manufacturing

-

1,000

Trade, Transportation and Utilities

-

1,900

Information

-

400

Financial Activities

-

1,900

Professional and Business Services

+

800

Educational and Health Services

-

8,200

Leisure and Hospitality

-

9,900

Other Services

-

4,200

Government

-

5,800

                                                                                                                                   

Glens Falls MSA Industries by Job Gains:                                                                                 

Natural Resources, Mining and Construction

-

100

Manufacturing

-

200

Trade, Transportation and Utilities

+

300

Information

-

100

Financial Activities

+

100

Professional and Business Services

-

300

Educational and Health Services

-

200

Leisure and Hospitality

-

500

Other Services

-

500

Government

-

900

Contact

For More Information, Please Contact:

Kevin Alexander
NYS Department of Labor
175 Central Avenue, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (518) 242-8245
Email:[email protected]