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Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York Job Growth

There were 444,200 jobs in Albany, New York in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 426,643 employed persons for the month. Albany added 2,300 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,947 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 444,200 +2,300 +39,600
CPS 426,643 -2,947 +32,172

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 29,800 jobs have been lost in Albany according to the employer survey. From a trough of 398,400 in April 2020, Albany has gained 45,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 441,257 for Albany in January 2021. 14,614 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Albany, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 444,200 2,300 426,643 -2,947
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
August 2020 431,900 7,300 418,233 6,250
July 2020 424,600 10,800 411,983 9,342
June 2020 413,800 9,200 402,641 8,170