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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 58,400 over-the-year to 4,146,700 in April 2024. Gains occurred in private education and health services (+77,900), leisure and hospitality (+10,800), financial activities (+600), and other services (+600). Losses occurred in information (-14,300), professional and business services (-6,800), natural resources, mining, and construction (-5,400),  trade, transportation, and utilities (-3,800), and manufacturing (-1,200).

The city's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in April, down 0.1 of a percent from March and a decrease of 0.3 percent from April 2023. New York State's rate was 4.2 percent in April 2024. The share of the city's working age population (16+) who were either employed or looking for a job stood at 62.1 in April.

Industry Data


For More Information Please Contact:

Elena Volovelsky
NYS Department of Labor
55 Hanson Pl., 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Phone: (718) 613-3971

Email: [email protected]