New York Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 1,186,881 employed workers
  • 8,306,728 unemployed workers
  • 12.5% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for New York is 8,588,900, which is 153,300 greater than last month, an increase of 1.82%. The total employment a year ago was 9,790,100, which is -1,201,200 greater than today. Employment has decreased by 12.27% in the last year. Last months' total employment data was updated but changed less than 0.05%, a fairly insignificant amount. Last months total employment was revised to 8,436 from 8,436.

The Health and Education Services sectors are the leading employers in New York. There are 2,007,600 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 1,993,600 employees last month, an increase of 14,000 (0.70%). Last year the sector had 2,124,000 employees last year, a decrease of 116,400 (5.48%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 15.9% to this months' 12.5%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 4.0%, 8.5% higher today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 9,493,609, which is 0.9% lower than last months 9,580,264 and is 0.9% lower than last months 9,520,731. The total number of unemployed in New York is 8,306,728 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 8,054,373 and 9,143,168 unemployed a year ago.

The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in New York:






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This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.