New York Employment Statistics

  • 642,447 employers
  • 9,431,889 employees
  • $1,402 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 27.3% above the national average
  • The cost of living is 35.7% above the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: New York Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 61,810 more businesses
  • 1,088,027 more employees
  • 13.0% increase in total wages
  • $15,163 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 26.3% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: New York Employment Growth Since the Recession


Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: New York County New York, 126,591
County with the Most Employees: New York County New York, 2,196,442
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: New York County New York, $2,413
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Hamilton County New York, 8.2%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of New York, see: New York Employment Statistics by County

Occupations

For a breakout of occupations across the state of New York see: New York Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 9,158,212 employed workers
  • 377,778 unemployed workers
  • 4.0% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of New York, see: New York Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 648,865 employers, up 2.2% from 635,091
  • 9,402,580 employees, up 1.5% from 9,260,982
  • $1,639 average weekly wage, up 2.6% from $1,597
  • The average weekly wage is 38.4% above the national average
  • The cost of living is 35.7% above the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for New York, see: New York Quarterly Employment Data



Data Sources




About the Writer

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.