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.
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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 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
Albany, New York Employment History