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Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York Job Growth

There were 465,600 jobs in Albany, New York in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 427,366 employed persons for the month. Albany lost 800 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,340 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 465,600 -800 +4,900
CPS 427,366 -1,340 -2,069

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Albany, New York Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Albany as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Albany, New York

CES employment for Albany peaked in February 2017 at 469,500. Since then 3,900 jobs have been lost in Albany according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 439,129 for Albany in November 2006. 11,763 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey. From a June 2011 low of 414,711, Albany has added 12,655 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Albany, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 465,600 -800 427,366 -1,340
April 2017 466,400 300 428,706 -600
March 2017 466,100 -3,400 429,306 1,421
February 2017 469,500 2,100 427,885 1,027
January 2017 467,400 1,700 426,858 416
December 2016 465,700 100 426,442 -454
November 2016 465,600 400 426,896 -394
October 2016 465,200 -400 427,290 -653
September 2016 465,600 -100 427,943 -1,115
August 2016 465,700 1,700 429,058 -500
July 2016 464,000 2,600 429,558 290
June 2016 461,400 700 429,268 -167