Annual Benchmark Analysis

Annual Average Job Data for NYS Regions and Metro Areas: 2011-2013
% Change in Annual Average Job Counts:
United States, New York State, Regions, and Metro Areas
2011-2012 and 2012-2013
Total Nonfarm
2011-2012 2012-2013

Private Sector
2011-2012 2012-2013

United States
New York State

+1.7%
+1.4%

+1.7%
+1.3%

+2.2%
+2.0%

+2.1%
+1.7%

Downstate NY (10-co. area)
New York City
Suburban Counties
Nassau-Suffolk
Putnam-Rockland-Westchester

+1.9%
+2.3%
+1.1%
+1.3%
+0.5%

+1.8%
+2.1%
+1.0%
+1.4%
+0.2%

+2.5%
+2.8%
+1.9%
+2.2%
+1.2%

+2.2%
+2.6%
+1.6%
+2.0%
+0.6%

Upstate NY (52-co. area)
Metro Areas
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
Binghamton
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
Elmira
Glens Falls
Ithaca
Kingston
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
Rochester
Syracuse
Utica-Rome
Non-metro Counties

+0.5%
+0.6%
+1.6%
-0.8%
+0.6%
-1.0%
+0.5%
+2.0%
-0.5%
+0.4%
+0.7%
+0.2%
-0.4%
-0.1%

+0.2%
+0.4%
+1.0%
-0.9%
+0.4%
-2.3%
-1.6%
+2.2%
+0.2%
+0.9%
+0.4%
+0.2%
-0.5%
-0.3%

+1.1%
+1.2%
+2.3%
0.0%
+1.1%
-0.3%
+1.4%
+2.5%
+0.2%
+1.5%
+1.0%
+0.5%
+0.4%
+0.7%

+0.6%
+0.7%
+1.2%
-0.4%
+0.7%
-2.1%
-1.6%
+3.0%
+1.1%
+1.6%
+0.6%
+0.4%
+0.1%
+0.2%

Job highlights for NYS regions and metro areas:



In 2013, the most rapid total nonfarm and private sector job growth in the state occurred in the
10-county Downstate region, especially in New York City.
The total nonfarm and private sector job counts also increased in the 52-county Upstate region
between 2012 and 2013.
Among the state’s metro areas, private sector job growth in 2013 was most rapid in Ithaca
(+3.0%), New York City (+2.6%), Nassau-Suffolk (+2.0%) and Poughkeepsie-NewburghMiddletown (+1.6%).
The metro areas in the state that experienced a decline in private sector jobs between 2012 and
2013 were Elmira (-2.1%), Glens Falls (-1.6%) and Binghamton (-0.4%).

Annual Average Job Data for Statewide Industries: 2012-2013
Change in Annual Average Jobs by Industry:
New York State, 2012-2013

Total Nonfarm
Private Sector
Natural Resources & Mining
Construction
Manufacturing
Durable Goods
Non-Durable Goods
Trade, Trans. & Utilities
Wholesale Trade
Retail Trade
Transport., Warehousing & Utilities
Information
Financial Activities
Professional & Business Services
Educational & Health Services
Educational Services
Health Care & Social Assistance
Leisure & Hospitality
Other Services
Government
Federal
State
Local

Annual Average Jobs
2012
2013
8,797,900
8,908,500
7,339,200
7,464,400
5,300
5,000
314,400
324,500
459,200
454,900
269,600
265,900
189,700
189,000
1,509,500
1,525,600
333,600
335,500
912,900
925,400
262,900
264,700
259,100
260,400
683,500
681,300
1,171,100
1,202,200
1,753,400
1,792,800
423,600
440,500
1,329,800
1,352,400
804,000
832,500
379,700
385,100
1,458,700
1,444,100
118,200
116,000
254,600
252,900
1,086,000
1,075,300

Net
Change
+110,600
+125,200
-300
+10,100
-4,300
-3,700
-700
+16,100
+1,900
+12,500
+1,800
+1,300
-2,200
+31,100
+39,400
+16,900
+22,600
+28,500
+5,400
-14,600
-2,200
-1,700
-10,700

%
Change
+1.3%
+1.7%
-5.7%
+3.2%
-0.9%
-1.4%
-0.4%
+1.1%
+0.6%
+1.4%
+0.7%
+0.5%
-0.3%
+2.7%
+2.2%
+4.0%
+1.7%
+3.5%
+1.4%
-1.0%
-1.9%
-0.7%
-1.0%

Job highlights for statewide industries:



Educational and health services (private) added the most jobs (+39,400) of any sector in the state
in 2012-2013. Within this sector, both health care and social assistance (+22,600) and
educational services (+16,900) added employment over the year.
The professional and business services sector added the second most number of jobs (+31,100) in
2012-2013, with sector gains concentrated in professional, scientific and technical services
(+15,300), and administrative and support services (+14,200).
Leisure and hospitality added 28,500 jobs, with sector gains focused in accommodation and food
services (+24,600).
Government experienced the greatest employment loss (-14,600) of any sector between 2012 and
2013. Losses were concentrated at the local level (-10,700).

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