Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York Job Growth
There were 438,600 jobs in Albany, New York in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 424,714 employed persons for the month. Albany lost 500 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 848 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 35,400 jobs have been lost in Albany according to the employer survey. From a trough of 398,400 in April 2020, Albany has gained 40,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 438,751 for Albany in September 2005. 14,037 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 385,478, Albany has added 39,236 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Albany, New York Employment History