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Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York Job Growth

There were 456,800 jobs in Albany, New York in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 441,386 employed persons for the month. Albany lost 300 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 386 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 456,800 -300 +10,900
CPS 441,386 +386 +10,781

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 August 2019 at 473,600. Since then 16,800 jobs have been lost in Albany according to the employer survey. From a trough of 398,700 in April 2020, Albany has gained 58,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 447,047 for Albany in February 2020. 5,661 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 384,328, Albany has added 57,058 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Albany, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 456,800 -300 441,386 386
August 2022 457,100 -100 441,000 6
July 2022 457,200 400 440,994 441
June 2022 456,800 400 440,553 1,359
May 2022 456,400 1,100 439,194 1,905
April 2022 455,300 1,800 437,289 1,404
March 2022 453,500 2,000 435,885 1,425
February 2022 451,500 400 434,460 1,219
January 2022 451,100 1,900 433,241 1,398
December 2021 449,200 1,500 431,843 -112
November 2021 447,700 100 431,955 212
October 2021 447,600 1,700 431,743 1,138