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Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York Job Growth

There were 446,400 jobs in Albany, New York in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 422,697 employed persons for the month. Albany added 1,900 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 385 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 446,400 +1,900 +14,500
CPS 422,697 -385 +4,464

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 474,000. Since then 27,600 jobs have been lost in Albany according to the employer survey. From a trough of 398,400 in April 2020, Albany has gained 48,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 441,257 for Albany in January 2021. 18,560 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Albany, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 446,400 1,900 422,697 -385
July 2021 444,500 1,900 423,082 -1,160
June 2021 442,600 -500 424,242 -2,349
May 2021 443,100 1,200 426,591 -2,999
April 2021 441,900 600 429,590 -3,655
March 2021 441,300 1,500 433,245 -3,891
February 2021 439,800 700 437,136 -4,121
January 2021 439,100 3,100 441,257 12,215
December 2020 436,000 -2,700 429,042 1,738
November 2020 438,700 -200 427,304 2,229
October 2020 438,900 0 425,075 2,759
September 2020 438,900 7,000 422,316 4,083