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NYS added 45,000 private sector jobs in last month of 2021

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has released figures revealing the number of private sector jobs in NYS increased over the month by 45,400, or 0.6%. That brings the number of jobs up to 7,667,400 in December 2021. By comparison, the number of private sector jobs in the U.S. overall increased by 0.2% in December 2021.


New York’s private sector jobs (not seasonally adjusted) increased by 383,300, or 5.2%, over the year in December 2021. By comparison, the number of private sector jobs in the U.S. overall increased by 5.1% over the year.

New York State’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 6.6% to 6.2% in December 2021.


The number of private sector jobs in New York State is based on a payroll survey of 18,000 New York businesses conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).



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