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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 213,700 over-the-year to 4,009,400 in October 2022. Gains occurred in leisure and hospitality (+58,700), educational and health services (+53,100), professional and business services (+48,200), trade, transportation, and utilities (+20,300), information (+13,700), financial activities (+9,300), other services (+9,100), and manufacturing (+3,500). Losses were reported in natural resources, mining, and construction (-2,200). 

The city's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in October 2022, up 0.3 percent from September and a decrease of 2.0 percent from October 2021. New York State's rate was 4.4 percent in October 2022. The share of the city's working age population (16+) who were either employed or looking for a job climbed to 60.6 in October as more local residents entered the labor force last month.

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]