Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York Job Growth
There were 405,700 jobs in Albany, New York in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 408,275 employed persons for the month. Albany added 5,700 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 22,797 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 November 2019 at 475,400. Since then 69,700 jobs have been lost in Albany according to the employer survey. From a trough of 400,000 in April 2020, Albany has gained 5,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 438,751 for Albany in September 2005. 30,476 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 385,478, Albany has added 22,797 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Albany, New York Employment History