Labor Statistics for the New York City region


  • Private sector employment in New York City rose by 67,100, or 2.0 percent, to 3,356,000 for the 12-month period ending November 2012
  • Jobs were added in professional and business services (+44,300), education and health services (+13,100), other services (+8,600), trade, transportation and utilities (+4,400), leisure and hospitality (+1,800), and information (+1,400). Job losses were centered in financial activities (-3,400), natural resources, mining and construction (-1,800), and manufacturing (-1,300).
  • Only 900 jobs were added between October and November due to Hurricane Sandy (normally 24,000 jobs are added)
  • The City’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.8 percent in November 2012, down from 9.2 percent in October 2012 and 9.1 percent in November 2011.  New York State’s rate was 8.3 percent in November and the national rate was 7.7 percent. The share of the City’s working-age population (16+) who were employed was 54.5 percent in November 2012 unchanged from November 2011.