Developments in the New York City Labor Market
Private sector jobs in New York City rose by 242,100 over-the-year to 3,753,700 in December 2021. Gains occurred in leisure and hospitality (+104,200), professional and business services (+50,600), educational and health services (+37,300), trade, transportation, and utilities (+35,800), information (+17,800), other services (+7,400), and manufacturing (+500). Losses were reported in financial activities (-7,300) and natural resources, mining, and construction (-4,200).
The city's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.8 percent in December 2021, a drop of 0.2 percent from November and a decrease of 3.2 percent from December 2020. New York State's rate was 6.2 percent in December 2021. The share of the city's working age population (16+) who were either employed or looking for a job was 60.2 in December.
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