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Local Area Unemployment Statistics - New York City

Status of the Civilian Labor Force - New York City

Civilian Labor Force - Seasonally Adjusted
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg

2011

3,965,218 3,964,838 3,963,566 3,961,810 3,961,304 3,963,574 3,969,170 3,976,594 3,983,763 3,990,025 3,994,408 3,996,640  

2012

3,997,850 4,000,423 4,004,593 4,009,178 4,014,061 4,018,648 4,022,788 4,027,658 4,034,092 4,040,062 4,044,055 4,045,919  

2013

4,045,886 4,045,599 4,047,400 4,052,849 4,060,929 4,070,290 4,078,252 4,081,804 4,081,018 4,079,036 4,078,203 4,078,585  

2014

4,080,570 4,083,624 4,086,615 4,088,313 4,088,604 4,088,525 4,089,108 4,091,325 4,094,623 4,097,501 4,099,323 4,101,133  

2015

4,102,656 4,103,202 4,103,094 4,101,681 4,097,794 4,091,095 4,083,676 4,077,619 4,074,208 4,074,608 4,078,186 4,082,040  

2016

4,083,880 4,082,937 4,079,641 4,076,666 4,076,588 4,079,683 4,084,913 4,091,011 4,096,603 4,100,450 4,102,813 4,105,250  

2017

4,108,514 4,113,195 4,118,259 4,122,788 4,126,469 4,128,951 4,129,015 4,125,674 4,119,378 4,111,207 4,102,558 4,094,875  

2018

4,089,451 4,086,551 4,085,409 4,083,893 4,080,096 4,074,523 4,069,025 4,065,856 4,065,099 4,066,197 4,068,830 4,071,942  

2019

4,074,149 4,074,036 4,071,765 4,068,704 4,066,644 4,066,270 4,067,296 4,068,959 4,071,817 4,075,008 4,076,179 4,074,722  

2020

4,071,802 4,068,726 4,067,414 3,706,625 3,657,013 3,876,271 3,885,735 3,978,475 3,984,874 3,869,498 3,868,989 3,868,206  

2021

3,866,736 3,875,576 4,115,279 4,115,809 4,061,691 4,058,111 4,004,063 (p)3,997,898          

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(p) Preliminary

Employment Level - Seasonally Adjusted
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg

2011

3,607,068 3,609,777 3,610,427 3,609,046 3,606,954 3,606,012 3,607,595 3,610,814 3,614,116 3,616,646 3,617,683 3,617,463  

2012

3,617,028 3,618,134 3,620,502 3,623,612 3,628,211 3,634,283 3,641,679 3,650,267 3,659,522 3,667,327 3,672,533 3,675,466  

2013

3,676,776 3,678,376 3,682,548 3,690,072 3,698,921 3,707,583 3,714,662 3,719,839 3,724,442 3,730,124 3,737,594 3,745,978  

2014

3,755,435 3,765,329 3,774,372 3,782,023 3,789,417 3,797,541 3,806,182 3,815,153 3,823,550 3,830,840 3,836,889 3,842,353  

2015

3,847,113 3,851,046 3,855,298 3,859,543 3,862,609 3,863,788 3,863,955 3,863,668 3,863,725 3,865,040 3,867,407 3,869,753  

2016

3,871,169 3,871,026 3,869,320 3,867,577 3,867,127 3,868,262 3,871,190 3,875,960 3,881,935 3,888,678 3,896,596 3,905,682  

2017

3,915,004 3,924,265 3,931,795 3,936,690 3,939,438 3,940,734 3,940,177 3,937,403 3,933,036 3,927,697 3,921,823 3,916,941  

2018

3,914,143 3,913,429 3,914,377 3,915,199 3,913,902 3,910,579 3,906,594 3,903,490 3,900,912 3,898,896 3,898,409 3,899,410  

2019

3,901,266 3,903,199 3,904,608 3,906,033 3,908,107 3,910,405 3,912,776 3,915,627 3,920,675 3,926,676 3,930,060 3,928,806  

2020

3,923,709 3,916,788 3,911,864 3,129,821 2,923,897 3,148,827 3,166,591 3,389,248 3,400,876 3,406,685 3,405,286 3,403,406  

2021

3,378,406 3,376,422 3,635,841 3,648,292 3,620,308 3,627,098 3,585,466 (p)3,590,362          

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Unemployment Level - Seasonally Adjusted
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg

2011

358,150 355,061 353,139 352,764 354,350 357,562 361,575 365,780 369,647 373,379 376,725 379,177  

2012

380,822 382,289 384,091 385,566 385,850 384,365 381,109 377,391 374,570 372,735 371,522 370,453  

2013

369,110 367,223 364,852 362,777 362,008 362,707 363,590 361,965 356,576 348,912 340,609 332,607  

2014

325,135 318,295 312,243 306,290 299,187 290,984 282,926 276,172 271,073 266,661 262,434 258,780  

2015

255,543 252,156 247,796 242,138 235,185 227,307 219,721 213,951 210,483 209,568 210,779 212,287  

2016

212,711 211,911 210,321 209,089 209,461 211,421 213,723 215,051 214,668 211,772 206,217 199,568  

2017

193,510 188,930 186,464 186,098 187,031 188,217 188,838 188,271 186,342 183,510 180,735 177,934  

2018

175,308 173,122 171,032 168,694 166,194 163,944 162,431 162,366 164,187 167,301 170,421 172,532  

2019

172,883 170,837 167,157 162,671 158,537 155,865 154,520 153,332 151,142 148,332 146,119 145,916  

2020

148,093 151,938 155,550 576,804 733,116 727,444 719,144 589,227 583,998 462,813 463,703 464,800  

2021

488,330 499,154 479,438 467,517 441,383 431,013 418,597 (p)407,536          

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Unemployment Rate - Seasonally Adjusted
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg

2011

9.0 9.0 8.9 8.9 8.9 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.4 9.5  

2012

9.5 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.5 9.4 9.3 9.2 9.2 9.2  

2013

9.1 9.1 9.0 9.0 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.7 8.6 8.4 8.2  

2014

8.0 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.3 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.3  

2015

6.2 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.2 5.2  

2016

5.2 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.0 4.9  

2017

4.7 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.3  

2018

4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.2  

2019

4.2 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.6  

2020

3.6 3.7 3.8 15.6 20.0 18.8 18.5 14.8 14.7 12.0 12.0 12.0  

2021

12.6 12.9 11.7 11.4 10.9 10.6 10.5 (p)10.2          

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Civilian Labor Force - Not Seasonally Adjusted
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg

2011

3,970,651 3,973,426 3,973,757 3,951,588 3,952,800 3,954,743 3,985,503 4,000,563 3,976,121 3,996,428 3,979,070 3,987,622 3,975,190

2012

3,979,300 4,018,696 4,020,958 3,987,795 4,004,064 4,025,481 4,056,621 4,028,346 4,018,492 4,047,864 4,018,436 4,046,401 4,021,038

2013

4,052,335 4,060,225 4,037,902 4,038,537 4,052,254 4,077,096 4,113,334 4,092,475 4,064,725 4,077,369 4,065,804 4,050,764 4,065,235

2014

4,078,202 4,111,823 4,113,307 4,060,289 4,075,161 4,102,543 4,112,690 4,094,263 4,066,890 4,108,693 4,086,151 4,082,915 4,091,078

2015

4,101,838 4,125,207 4,113,967 4,095,893 4,097,712 4,087,605 4,108,503 4,083,965 4,040,138 4,073,342 4,066,094 4,074,367 4,089,053

2016

4,075,349 4,114,599 4,114,382 4,064,296 4,048,212 4,072,837 4,107,522 4,099,613 4,089,711 4,097,777 4,083,100 4,083,277 4,087,556

2017

4,105,589 4,145,272 4,152,923 4,113,776 4,102,428 4,117,646 4,162,115 4,114,173 4,124,424 4,109,846 4,081,237 4,064,694 4,116,177

2018

4,088,887 4,134,170 4,110,556 4,073,844 4,050,755 4,079,495 4,092,471 4,062,630 4,034,326 4,075,246 4,047,106 4,070,186 4,076,639

2019

4,075,425 4,106,181 4,098,983 4,061,468 4,039,353 4,060,454 4,079,665 4,068,309 4,059,392 4,086,455 4,055,035 4,055,234 4,070,496

2020

4,083,553 4,118,532 4,077,377 3,682,054 3,640,749 3,872,031 3,899,031 3,987,015 3,965,032 3,868,632 3,867,981 3,856,031 3,909,835

2021

3,843,648 3,895,874 4,108,802 4,086,261 3,986,373 4,021,715 3,986,087 (p)3,974,794          

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Employment Level - Not Seasonally Adjusted
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg

2011

3,594,815 3,606,190 3,626,144 3,616,580 3,609,843 3,595,934 3,611,718 3,626,863 3,607,130 3,618,648 3,611,986 3,622,177 3,612,336

2012

3,584,357 3,617,315 3,635,475 3,632,030 3,630,941 3,635,612 3,651,052 3,640,594 3,658,157 3,674,284 3,661,878 3,683,956 3,642,138

2013

3,652,488 3,679,300 3,684,429 3,704,940 3,699,475 3,705,238 3,735,102 3,722,167 3,711,697 3,716,759 3,734,515 3,741,320 3,707,286

2014

3,744,626 3,773,062 3,792,183 3,782,583 3,786,244 3,812,645 3,808,953 3,805,036 3,806,558 3,845,073 3,824,449 3,840,866 3,801,857

2015

3,828,551 3,859,582 3,873,617 3,869,280 3,866,447 3,859,628 3,874,026 3,861,434 3,839,840 3,865,906 3,857,925 3,871,957 3,860,683

2016

3,850,010 3,892,137 3,898,822 3,870,629 3,859,358 3,861,955 3,877,324 3,872,944 3,872,323 3,881,708 3,888,735 3,902,678 3,877,385

2017

3,898,939 3,941,142 3,969,394 3,941,504 3,924,572 3,933,699 3,956,722 3,910,347 3,938,551 3,929,492 3,916,188 3,901,926 3,930,206

2018

3,898,975 3,946,801 3,934,756 3,915,659 3,904,198 3,908,864 3,915,275 3,889,303 3,877,516 3,913,052 3,891,500 3,909,201 3,908,758

2019

3,879,525 3,923,522 3,930,906 3,914,204 3,887,609 3,904,824 3,910,601 3,904,066 3,917,697 3,934,173 3,916,979 3,932,458 3,913,047

2020

3,926,771 3,963,820 3,906,526 3,110,657 2,904,983 3,149,801 3,166,515 3,394,345 3,383,725 3,414,978 3,416,619 3,408,146 3,428,907

2021

3,341,375 3,380,745 3,647,085 3,646,601 3,592,972 3,617,506 3,580,860 (p)3,585,521          

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Unemployment Level - Not Seasonally Adjusted
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg

2011

375,836 367,236 347,613 335,008 342,957 358,809 373,785 373,700 368,991 377,780 367,084 365,445 362,854

2012

394,943 401,381 385,483 355,765 373,123 389,869 405,569 387,752 360,335 373,580 356,558 362,445 378,900

2013

399,847 380,925 353,473 333,597 352,779 371,858 378,232 370,308 353,028 360,610 331,289 309,444 357,949

2014

333,576 338,761 321,124 277,706 288,917 289,898 303,737 289,227 260,332 263,620 261,702 242,049 289,221

2015

273,287 265,625 240,350 226,613 231,265 227,977 234,477 222,531 200,298 207,436 208,169 202,410 228,370

2016

225,339 222,462 215,560 193,667 188,854 210,882 230,198 226,669 217,388 216,069 194,365 180,599 210,171

2017

206,650 204,130 183,529 172,272 177,856 183,947 205,393 203,826 185,873 180,354 165,049 162,768 185,971

2018

189,912 187,369 175,800 158,185 146,557 170,631 177,196 173,327 156,810 162,194 155,606 160,985 167,881

2019

195,900 182,659 168,077 147,264 151,744 155,630 169,064 164,243 141,695 152,282 138,056 122,776 157,449

2020

156,782 154,712 170,851 571,397 735,766 722,230 732,516 592,670 581,307 453,654 451,362 447,885 480,928

2021

502,273 515,129 461,717 439,660 393,401 404,209 405,227 (p)389,273          

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Unemployment Rate - Not Seasonally Adjusted
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg

2011

9.5 9.2 8.7 8.5 8.7 9.1 9.4 9.3 9.3 9.5 9.2 9.2 9.1

2012

9.9 10.0 9.6 8.9 9.3 9.7 10.0 9.6 9.0 9.2 8.9 9.0 9.4

2013

9.9 9.4 8.8 8.3 8.7 9.1 9.2 9.0 8.7 8.8 8.1 7.6 8.8

2014

8.2 8.2 7.8 6.8 7.1 7.1 7.4 7.1 6.4 6.4 6.4 5.9 7.1

2015

6.7 6.4 5.8 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.4 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.6

2016

5.5 5.4 5.2 4.8 4.7 5.2 5.6 5.5 5.3 5.3 4.8 4.4 5.1

2017

5.0 4.9 4.4 4.2 4.3 4.5 4.9 5.0 4.5 4.4 4.0 4.0 4.5

2018

4.6 4.5 4.3 3.9 3.6 4.2 4.3 4.3 3.9 4.0 3.8 4.0 4.1

2019

4.8 4.4 4.1 3.6 3.8 3.8 4.1 4.0 3.5 3.7 3.4 3.0 3.9

2020

3.8 3.8 4.2 15.5 20.2 18.7 18.8 14.9 14.7 11.7 11.7 11.6 12.3

2021

13.1 13.2 11.2 10.8 9.9 10.1 10.2 (p)9.8          

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).