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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 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.

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]