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Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York Job Growth

There were 475,200 jobs in Albany, New York in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 442,947 employed persons for the month. Albany added 3,100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 6,304 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 475,200 +3,100 +4,800
CPS 442,947 +6,304 +10,323

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 October 2018 is at a new high of 475,200.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Albany is at a new high of 442,947.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Albany, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 475,200 3,100 442,947 6,304
September 2018 472,100 2,400 436,643 6,979
August 2018 469,700 -200 429,664 -2,417
July 2018 469,900 -1,000 432,081 -837
June 2018 470,900 300 432,918 2,571
May 2018 470,600 -2,300 430,347 917
April 2018 472,900 -400 429,430 236
March 2018 473,300 700 429,194 -907
February 2018 472,600 -200 430,101 -2,473
January 2018 472,800 400 432,574 1,607
December 2017 472,400 1,500 430,967 -266
November 2017 470,900 500 431,233 -1,391