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Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York Job Growth

There were 454,800 jobs in Albany, New York in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 437,266 employed persons for the month. Albany added 1,300 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,381 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 454,800 +1,300 +12,900
CPS 437,266 +1,381 +11,846

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 18,800 jobs have been lost in Albany according to the employer survey. From a trough of 398,700 in April 2020, Albany has gained 56,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 447,047 for Albany in February 2020. 9,781 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 384,328, Albany has added 52,938 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Albany, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 454,800 1,300 437,266 1,381
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
September 2021 445,900 1,400 430,605 1,483
August 2021 444,500 400 429,122 1,423
July 2021 444,100 2,500 427,699 1,210
June 2021 441,600 -1,700 426,489 746
May 2021 443,300 1,400 425,743 323