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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 54,900 over-the-year to 4,181,500 in December 2023. Gains occurred in private education and health services (+91,800), leisure and hospitality (+15,500), and natural resources, mining, and construction (+7,500). Losses occurred in information (-26,300), trade, transportation, and utilities (-18,700), professional and business services (-5,900), other services (-4,400), financial activities (-2,900), and manufacturing (-1,700).

The city's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in December, up 0.1 of a percent from November and an increase of 0.3 percent from December 2022. New York State's rate was 4.5 percent in December 2023. The share of the city's working age population (16+) who were either employed or looking for a job stood at 62.3 in December.

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]