Developments in the New York City Labor Market
Private sector jobs in New York City rose by 210,800 over-the-year to 3,599,000 in August 2021. Gains occurred in leisure and hospitality (+87,400), educational and health services (+57,500), professional and business services (+30,800), information (+22,900), trade, transportation, and utilities (+19,200), other services (+6,300), and manufacturing (+1,200). Losses were reported in financial activities (-5,900) and natural resources, mining, and construction (-8,600).
The city's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 10.2 percent in August 2021, a drop of 0.3 percent from July and a decrease of 4.6 percent from August 2020. New York State's rate was 7.4 percent in August 2021. The share of the city's working age population (16+) who were either employed or looking for a job was 60.7 in August.
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