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Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York Job Growth

There were 469,700 jobs in Albany, New York in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 427,728 employed persons for the month. Albany added 2,300 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,919 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 469,700 +2,300 +8,500
CPS 427,728 +1,919 -6,138

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 in February 2017 is at a new high of 469,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 439,129 for Albany in November 2006. 11,401 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey. From a June 2011 low of 414,711, Albany has added 13,017 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Albany, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 469,700 2,300 427,728 1,919
January 2017 467,400 1,700 425,809 3,467
December 2016 465,700 100 422,342 -1,794
November 2016 465,600 400 424,136 -891
October 2016 465,200 -400 425,027 275
September 2016 465,600 -100 424,752 1,823
August 2016 465,700 1,700 422,929 -1,673
July 2016 464,000 2,600 424,602 -3,537
June 2016 461,400 700 428,139 -2,007
May 2016 460,700 -2,700 430,146 -686
April 2016 463,400 1,300 430,832 -3,587
March 2016 462,100 900 434,419 553