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Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York Job Growth

There were 468,500 jobs in Albany, New York in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 429,942 employed persons for the month. Albany added 1,500 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,510 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 468,500 +1,500 +2,900
CPS 429,942 -1,510 +3,046

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 1,000 jobs have been lost in Albany according to the employer survey. From a trough of 465,000 in June 2017, Albany has gained 3,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 439,129 for Albany in November 2006. 9,187 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey. From a June 2011 low of 414,711, Albany has added 15,231 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Albany, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 468,500 1,500 429,942 -1,510
October 2017 467,000 600 431,452 516
September 2017 466,400 -1,700 430,936 3,692
August 2017 468,100 2,000 427,244 -663
July 2017 466,100 1,100 427,907 751
June 2017 465,000 -1,500 427,156 -663
May 2017 466,500 100 427,819 -887
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