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Labor Statistics for the New York City Region

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

Developments in the New York City Labor Market

Private sector jobs in New York City rose by 330,800 over-the-year to 3,609,800 in June 2021. Gains occurred in leisure and hospitality (+95,600), educational and health services (+79,300), trade, transportation, and utilities (+60,900), professional and business services (+38,500), information (+23,600), other services (+23,400), natural resources, mining, and construction (+5,400), and manufacturing (+4,300). Financial activities were relatively flat for the month (-200).

With pandemic restrictions easing further in June, the labor market data for the month reflect a resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. The city's private sector rate of change (+10.1 percent) compares to a 9.8 percent rise for the state and a 6.4 percent increase for the nation.

The city's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 10.6 percent in June 2021, a drop of 0.3 percent from May and a decrease of 8.2 percent from June 2020. New York State's rate was 7.7 percent in June 2021. The share of the city's working age population (16+) who were either employed or looking for a job was 61.5 in June.

Industry Data


For More Information Please Contact:

Elena Volovelsky
NYS Department of Labor
9 Bond Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: (718) 613-3971

Email: [email protected]