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Significant Industries 2021

One of the objectives of the workforce development system is to encourage local workforce development boards (LWDBs) to plan strategically and focus their resources on priority industries (and eventually on priority occupations within those industries). To assist in these efforts, the New York State Department of Labor Division of Research and Statistics developed these reports to identify “significant industries” in New York State as well as for each of the ten regions in New York State.

Significant industries were identified on the number basis of job numbers, wage levels, job growth (both net and percent) over the 2015-2020 period and expected job growth based on industry employment projections through 2028. Priority industries that may have been designated as such by economic development or workforce development officials were also considered. Industries presented here are classified according to their North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code.

We hope that local workforce development boards, as well as others involved in the workforce system, may find these reports helpful in allocating their limited resources.