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Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York Job Growth

There were 472,300 jobs in Albany, New York in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 429,852 employed persons for the month. Albany lost 500 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,080 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 472,300 -500 +5,400
CPS 429,852 -2,080 +1,967

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 January 2018 at 472,800. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Albany according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 439,129 for Albany in November 2006. 9,277 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey. From a June 2011 low of 414,711, Albany has added 15,141 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Albany, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 472,300 -500 429,852 -2,080
January 2018 472,800 400 431,932 3,700
December 2017 472,400 1,500 428,232 -1,373
November 2017 470,900 500 429,605 -1,847
October 2017 470,400 -600 431,452 516
September 2017 471,000 1,700 430,936 3,692
August 2017 469,300 1,000 427,244 -663
July 2017 468,300 0 427,907 751
June 2017 468,300 300 427,156 -663
May 2017 468,000 0 427,819 -887
April 2017 468,000 1,000 428,706 -600
March 2017 467,000 100 429,306 1,421