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Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York Job Growth

There were 457,900 jobs in Albany, New York in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 424,713 employed persons for the month. Albany added 1,100 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 314 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 457,900 +1,100 +500
CPS 424,713 -314 -4,669

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 January 2016 at 459,300. Since then 1,400 jobs have been lost in Albany according to the employer survey. From a trough of 454,800 in May 2016, Albany has gained 3,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 439,129 for Albany in November 2006. 14,416 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey. From a June 2011 low of 414,711, Albany has added 10,002 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Albany, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 457,900 1,100 424,713 -314
October 2016 456,800 600 425,027 275
September 2016 456,200 400 424,752 1,823
August 2016 455,800 500 422,929 -1,673
July 2016 455,300 -300 424,602 -3,537
June 2016 455,600 800 428,139 -2,007
May 2016 454,800 -2,800 430,146 -686
April 2016 457,600 -500 430,832 -3,587
March 2016 458,100 0 434,419 553
February 2016 458,100 -1,200 433,866 1,451
January 2016 459,300 2,200 432,415 1,582
December 2015 457,100 -300 430,833 1,451