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Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York Job Growth

There were 474,600 jobs in Albany, New York in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 429,897 employed persons for the month. Albany added 1,100 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,790 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 474,600 +1,100 +2,500
CPS 429,897 -2,790 -5,424

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 March 2019 at 475,500. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Albany according to the employer survey. From a trough of 473,500 in July 2019, Albany has gained 1,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 439,684 for Albany in March 2019. 9,787 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Albany, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 474,600 1,100 429,897 -2,790
July 2019 473,500 -400 432,687 -2,985
June 2019 473,900 -700 435,672 -2,217
May 2019 474,600 -100 437,889 -1,259
April 2019 474,700 -800 439,148 -536
March 2019 475,500 300 439,684 358
February 2019 475,200 0 439,326 89
January 2019 475,200 200 439,237 1,145
December 2018 475,000 900 438,092 -127
November 2018 474,100 -1,000 438,219 162
October 2018 475,100 2,900 438,057 1,182
September 2018 472,200 100 436,875 1,554