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Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York Job Growth

There were 432,200 jobs in Albany, New York in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 411,420 employed persons for the month. Albany added 300 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,978 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 432,200 +300 -43,200
CPS 411,420 +4,978 -24,308

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 43,200 jobs have been lost in Albany according to the employer survey. From a trough of 400,000 in April 2020, Albany has gained 32,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 438,751 for Albany in September 2005. 27,331 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 385,478, Albany has added 25,942 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Albany, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 432,200 300 411,420 4,978
October 2020 431,900 -1,300 406,442 -6,905
September 2020 433,200 4,100 413,347 74
August 2020 429,100 2,800 413,273 5,242
July 2020 426,300 12,100 408,031 10,934
June 2020 414,200 8,500 397,097 -10,365
May 2020 405,700 5,700 407,462 21,984
April 2020 400,000 -73,500 385,478 -53,180
March 2020 473,500 -1,400 438,658 578
February 2020 474,900 -200 438,080 1,734
January 2020 475,100 400 436,346 -539
December 2019 474,700 -700 436,885 1,157