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Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York Job Growth

There were 475,300 jobs in Albany, New York in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 438,789 employed persons for the month. Albany added 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,968 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 475,300 +100 +4,900
CPS 438,789 -2,968 +8,688

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 2019 is at a new high of 475,300.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 444,296 for Albany in December 2018. 5,507 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Albany, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 475,300 100 438,789 -2,968
January 2019 475,200 200 441,757 -2,539
December 2018 475,000 900 444,296 995
November 2018 474,100 -1,000 443,301 553
October 2018 475,100 2,900 442,748 6,105
September 2018 472,200 100 436,643 6,979
August 2018 472,100 0 429,664 -2,417
July 2018 472,100 200 432,081 -837
June 2018 471,900 500 432,918 2,571
May 2018 471,400 1,300 430,347 917
April 2018 470,100 -600 429,430 236
March 2018 470,700 300 429,194 -907