New York-New Jersey - Labor Force Statistics

 
Civilian labor force in the New York Region, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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156,142 157,096 157,367 157,833 1,691 1.1

New Jersey

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4,540.5 4,523.1 4,543.8 (P) 4,568.0 (P) 27.5 (P) 0.6

New York

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9,532.0 9,632.4 9,674.0 (P) 9,740.9 (P) 209.0 (P) 2.2

Puerto Rico

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1,138.7 1,145.5 1,148.0 1,152.1 13.4 1.2

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(P) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployed in the New York Region, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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8,704 7,899 7,924 7,904 -800 -9.2

New Jersey

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284.7 243.8 243.1 (P) 235.1 (P) -49.6 (P) -17.4

New York

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554.9 466.0 465.6 (P) 470.6 (P) -84.3 (P) -15.2

Puerto Rico

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156.1 141.5 143.2 140.3 -15.8 -10.2

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(P) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in the New York Region, seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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5.6 5.0 5.0 5.0 -0.6

New York

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5.8 4.8 4.8 (P) 4.8 (P) -1.0

New Jersey

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6.3 5.4 5.4 (P) 5.1 (P) -1.2

Puerto Rico

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13.7 12.4 12.5 12.2 -1.5

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(P) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates by City or Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), not seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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New Jersey

 

Atlantic City

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16.7 10.5 11.0 (P) 10.0 (P) -6.7

New York-Newark-Jersey City

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5.5 4.6 4.7 (P) 4.4 (P) -1.1

Newark (1)

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5.5 4.9 4.8 (P) 4.2 (P) -1.3

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

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4.9 4.9 4.6 (P) 4.1 (P) -0.8

Camden (1)

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6.1 5.2 5.1 (P) 4.5 (P) -1.6

Ocean City

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14.6 9.0 12.5 (P) 12.3 (P) -2.3

Trenton

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4.9 4.4 4.2 (P) 3.7 (P) -1.2

Vineland-Bridgeton

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9.1 7.5 7.8 (P) 7.3 (P) -1.8

New York

 

Albany-Schenectady-Troy

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4.4 4.1 4.0 (P) 4.0 (P) -0.4

Binghamton

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6.0 5.2 5.3 (P) 5.4 (P) -0.6

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls

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5.7 4.8 4.9 (P) 4.9 (P) -0.8

Elmira

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5.5 5.4 5.4 (P) 5.4 (P) -0.1

Glens Falls

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6.2 4.4 5.1 (P) 5.4 (P) -0.8

Ithaca

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3.7 3.6 3.7 (P) 3.4 (P) -0.3

Kingston

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5.0 4.3 4.3 (P) 4.3 (P) -0.7

New York-Newark-Jersey City

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5.5 4.6 4.7 (P) 4.4 (P) -1.1

Dutchess County-Putnam County (1)

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4.5 4.2 4.1 (P) 4.0 (P) -0.5

Nassau County-Suffolk County (1)

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4.4 4.1 4.1 (P) 3.9 (P) -0.5

New York-Jersey City-White Plains (1)

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5.8 4.7 4.8 (P) 4.6 (P) -1.2

New York City

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6.2 4.7 5.0 (P) 5.0 (P) -1.2

Rochester

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5.3 4.5 4.6 (P) 4.6 (P) -0.7

Syracuse

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5.5 4.7 4.8 (P) 4.8 (P) -0.7

Utica-Rome

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5.9 4.8 4.9 (P) 5.0 (P) -0.9

Watertown-Fort Drum

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7.5 5.7 6.5 (P) 6.8 (P) -0.7

Puerto Rico

 

Aguadilla-Isabela

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(2) 15.7 17.4 15.1 (P) 13.4 (P) (2) -2.3

Arecibo

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(2) 14.6 16.5 14.2 (P) 12.6 (P) (2) -2.0

Guayama

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(2) 19.8 21.8 18.5 (P) 16.6 (P) (2) -3.2

Mayaguez

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(2) 13.5 15.2 12.4 (P) 10.8 (P) (2) -2.7

Ponce

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(2) 15.7 19.0 15.9 (P) 14.2 (P) (2) -1.5

San German

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(2) 14.8 16.3 13.6 (P) 12.2 (P) (2) -2.6

San Juan-Carolina-Caguas

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(2) 10.2 12.1 9.9 (P) 8.7 (P) (2) -1.5

Footnotes
(1) Metropolitan Division
(2) Corrected.
(P) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Nonfarm wage and salary employment in New York Region States, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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140,402 142,595 142,875 (P) 143,137 (P) 2,735 (P) 1.9

New York

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9,156.3 9,294.4 9,303.8 (P) 9,316.2 (P) 159.9 (P) 1.7

New Jersey

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3,982.3 4,029.4 4,034.2 (P) 4,047.5 (P) 65.2 (P) 1.6

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(P) Preliminary

Source: Current Employment Statistics - National - State and Metropolitan Area
The Current Employment Statistics (CES) Survey is a monthly survey of business establishments which provides estimates of employment, hours, and earnings data by industry for the nation as a whole, all States, and most major metropolitan areas since 1939. The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative program in which State employment security agencies prepare the data using concepts, definitions, and technical procedures prescribed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.