New York Monthly Employment Statistics
- 9,158,212 employed workers
- 377,778 unemployed workers
- 4.0% unemployment rate
The total employment for New York is 9,780,100, which is 1,400 greater than last month, an increase of 0.01%. The total employment a year ago was 9,684,600, which is 95,500 lower than today. Employment has increased by 0.99% in the last year. Last months' employment total was revised from 9,778,700 to 9,786,200. This revision is a change of 0.08% from the preliminary numbers.
The Health and Education Services sectors are the leading employers in New York. There are 2,123,400 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 2,123,200 employees last month, an increase of 200 (0.01%). Last year the sector had 2,071,200 employees last year, an increase of 52,200 (2.52%).
The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:
In the month of July, 2019 the average hours worked was 40.5, this was a decrease from last month, which averaged 40.8 hours. This represents a change of 0.7%. Average hourly wages for the month were $22.94 per hour, which translates to $929.07 per week. Hourly wages decreased over the last month from $23.03 per hour a decrease of 0.4%. Weekly wages decreased over the last month from $939.62 per week a decrease of 1.1%.
A year ago, the average hours worked was 41.5 hourse per week, which is a decrease of 2.4%. Hourly wages have increased over the last year from $21.95 per hour, an increase of 4.5%. Weekly wages have increased over the last year from $910.93 per week, an increase of 2.0%.
The chart below illustrates the average monthly wages:
The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 4.0% to this months' 4.0%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 4.0%, 0.0% lower today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 9,535,990, which is 0.3% lower than last months 9,565,337 and is 0.3% lower than last months 9,564,398. The total number of unemployed in New York is 377,778 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 379,199 and 378,398 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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