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New York City (NYC)
Monthly Labor Force and Unemployment Data

 
     
     
 

Unemployment Rate*
(in percentage)

 
     
  Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Annual Average  
 
2018
4.6%
4.3%
4.2%
4.1%
3.4%
4.3%
4.4%
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
2017
5.0%
5.0%
4.4%
4.2%
4.3%
4.6%
5.0%
5.1%
4.5%
4.4%
4.1%
4.0%
4.5%
 
 
2016
5.6%
5.5%
5.3%
4.8%
4.6%
5.2%
5.6%
5.6%
5.4%
5.3%
4.7%
4.5%
5.2%
 
 
2015
6.9%
6.6%
6.0%
5.6%
5.8%
5.6%
5.8%
5.4%
5.0%
5.2%
5.2%
5.1%
5.7%
 
 
2014
8.3%
8.5%
8.0%
6.9%
7.3%
7.2%
7.6%
7.3%
6.5%
6.6%
6.6%
6.1%
7.2%
 
 
2013
9.9%
9.4%
8.7%
8.2%
8.6%
9.1%
9.2%
9.1%
8.7%
9.0%
8.2%
7.8%
8.8%
 
 
2012
10.0%
10.1%
9.6%
8.8%
9.2%
9.7%
9.9%
9.4%
8.7%
9.0%
8.6%
9.0%
9.3%
 
 
2011
9.4%
9.2%
8.6%
8.3%
8.5%
9.1%
9.3%
9.3%
9.2%
9.5%
9.3%
9.3%
9.1%
 
 
2010
10.5%
10.3%
10.0%
9.5%
9.2%
9.4%
9.7%
9.5%
9.2%
9.2%
9.2%
8.8%
9.5%
 
 
2009
7.9%
8.6%
8.7%
8.3%
8.9%
9.5%
9.9%
10.0%
10.0%
10.3%
9.9%
9.9%
9.3%
 
 
2008
5.6%
5.4%
5.0%
4.5%
5.0%
5.2%
5.7%
5.9%
5.8%
6.2%
6.3%
6.9%
5.6%
 
 
2007
5.3%
5.0%
4.5%
4.5%
4.7%
5.1%
5.7%
5.3%
5.0%
5.1%
4.9%
5.1%
5.0%
 
 
2006
5.5%
5.7%
5.3%
5.1%
4.9%
4.9%
5.5%
5.0%
4.5%
4.4%
4.5%
4.4%
5.0%
 
 
2005
6.2%
6.3%
5.6%
5.5%
5.4%
5.5%
5.9%
5.5%
6.0%
5.9%
6.1%
5.5%
5.8%
 
 
2004
8.6%
8.1%
8.0%
7.1%
6.9%
7.2%
7.3%
6.6%
6.4%
6.4%
6.1%
6.0%
7.1%
 
 
2003
9.1%
8.8%
8.3%
8.1%
8.0%
8.5%
8.5%
8.3%
8.3%
8.3%
8.2%
7.7%
8.3%
 
 
2002
8.3%
8.2%
8.2%
7.9%
7.6%
7.7%
8.0%
7.8%
7.5%
8.1%
8.4%
8.5%
8.0%
 
 
2001
5.6%
5.5%
5.3%
5.0%
4.8%
5.2%
5.6%
6.1%
6.3%
7.0%
7.3%
7.5%
5.9%
 
 
2000
6.5%
6.4%
6.3%
5.6%
5.7%
5.5%
5.9%
5.8%
5.4%
5.5%
5.4%
5.0%
5.8%
 
     
     
 

Labor Force*
(in thousands)

 
     
  Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Annual Average  
 
2018
4,228.2
4,273.9
4,244.5
4,212.7
4,189.6
4,230.4
4,257.5
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
2017
4,198.3
4,239.0
4,240.5
4,217.2
4,211.6
4,221.6
4,263.6
4,236.7
4,243.2
4,226.9
4,205.5
4,189.9
4,224.5
 
 
2016
4,179.4
4,214.6
4,219.5
4,178.3
4,156.4
4,177.3
4,224.1
4,205.8
4,208.2
4,211.6
4,189.2
4,175.7
4,195.0
 
 
2015
4,157.8
4,176.5
4,161.3
4,147.1
4,158.5
4,144.8
4,174.8
4,145.4
4,126.1
4,160.8
4,161.6
4,166.2
4,156.7
 
 
2014
4,095.5
4,138.9
4,144.2
4,110.7
4,110.7
4,114.8
4,157.7
4,133.9
4,117.1
4,152.0
4,148.5
4,127.0
4,127.7
 
 
2013
4,070.7
4,074.2
4,055.3
4,047.2
4,068.5
4,089.2
4,126.5
4,103.9
4,099.5
4,107.0
4,095.4
4,077.2
4,084.5
 
 
2012
3,993.7
4,032.3
4,024.3
3,989.9
4,016.8
4,027.5
4,046.5
4,017.9
4,018.0
4,050.6
4,017.0
4,035.1
4,022.5
 
 
2011
3,933.4
3,951.1
3,945.4
3,936.9
3,935.2
3,938.7
3,974.0
3,978.8
3,979.2
3,997.4
3,991.2
3,992.7
3,962.8
 
 
2010
3,950.5
3,966.3
3,964.5
3,976.3
3,948.3
3,939.5
3,969.5
3,957.0
3,941.1
3,941.0
3,933.3
3,917.5
3,950.4
 
 
2009
3,954.1
3,976.5
3,958.8
3,942.0
3,936.4
3,960.7
4,017.2
3,994.7
3,952.7
3,962.4
3,946.9
3,926.8
3,960.8
 
 
2008
3,904.7
3,908.3
3,904.2
3,891.9
3,888.4
3,907.1
3,956.4
3,951.0
3,938.0
3,961.2
3,951.5
3,951.7
3,926.2
 
 
2007
3,844.3
3,852.2
3,844.2
3,823.0
3,821.1
3,851.1
3,902.2
3,864.6
3,858.4
3,875.2
3,883.1
3,883.8
3,858.6
 
 
2006
3,799.2
3,824.8
3,816.4
3,804.4
3,792.4
3,805.7
3,850.6
3,824.7
3,798.4
3,820.2
3,828.2
3,831.9
3,816.4
 
 
2005
3,772.1
3,794.0
3,776.5
3,781.5
3,772.1
3,779.2
3,832.3
3,818.5
3,820.0
3,832.7
3,831.8
3,812.7
3,802.0
 
 
2004
3,682.0
3,684.2
3,715.6
3,707.8
3,707.7
3,747.6
3,803.7
3,778.6
3,753.6
3,778.4
3,773.4
3,774.9
3,742.3
 
 
2003
3,719.3
3,723.9
3,698.0
3,681.0
3,655.7
3,676.8
3,691.3
3,673.5
3,660.8
3,681.0
3,679.4
3,659.9
3,683.4
 
 
2002
3,676.2
3,712.7
3,709.2
3,695.3
3,680.8
3,686.2
3,719.1
3,706.1
3,692.2
3,718.2
3,713.3
3,715.7
3,702.1
 
 
2001
3,689.4
3,701.8
3,700.1
3,663.2
3,638.2
3,648.4
3,703.8
3,691.5
3,682.3
3,667.4
3,670.4
3,677.2
3,677.8
 
 
2000
3,643.9
3,668.4
3,677.2
3,662.0
3,649.5
3,656.4
3,686.3
3,670.6
3,652.9
3,674.4
3,674.0
3,680.0
3,666.3
 
     
     
 

Employed*
(in thousands)

 
     
  Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Annual Average  
 
2018
4,034.8
4,088.3
4,066.7
4,041.1
4,045.1
4,050.3
4,070.1
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
2017
3,987.7
4,027.2
4,052.5
4,041.3
4,028.8
4,029.4
4,049.0
4,021.6
4,052.1
4,042.0
4,034.4
4,024.0
4,032.5
 
 
2016
3,947.3
3,981.4
3,994.7
3,976.3
3,964.2
3,961.3
3,986.5
3,970.5
3,982.7
3,987.9
3,992.2
3,987.6
3,977.7
 
 
2015
3,872.3
3,899.9
3,911.8
3,913.1
3,918.3
3,912.7
3,933.3
3,919.9
3,920.4
3,943.1
3,943.9
3,952.1
3,920.1
 
 
2014
3,755.6
3,788.2
3,810.7
3,808.2
3,811.7
3,817.6
3,841.5
3,832.7
3,847.8
3,878.0
3,876.3
3,874.3
3,828.6
 
 
2013
3,668.0
3,691.6
3,703.8
3,716.8
3,717.8
3,715.4
3,745.0
3,729.9
3,741.3
3,739.3
3,758.0
3,760.1
3,723.9
 
 
2012
3,594.8
3,624.0
3,636.9
3,637.3
3,645.7
3,638.1
3,645.4
3,638.5
3,666.8
3,685.0
3,671.8
3,673.6
3,646.5
 
 
2011
3,563.9
3,587.0
3,604.8
3,608.4
3,599.4
3,581.6
3,604.6
3,610.0
3,611.6
3,619.7
3,621.4
3,619.7
3,602.7
 
 
2010
3,536.1
3,558.0
3,569.1
3,598.3
3,584.4
3,571.1
3,583.5
3,582.0
3,579.5
3,578.7
3,569.7
3,572.3
3,573.6
 
 
2009
3,639.7
3,634.9
3,616.3
3,613.8
3,585.4
3,584.1
3,618.3
3,597.2
3,559.2
3,555.7
3,557.1
3,536.6
3,591.5
 
 
2008
3,685.7
3,698.0
3,707.7
3,716.7
3,695.9
3,705.3
3,730.4
3,716.0
3,708.6
3,717.1
3,703.0
3,680.9
3,705.5
 
 
2007
3,641.4
3,658.3
3,669.6
3,649.9
3,641.2
3,654.3
3,678.0
3,659.6
3,663.8
3,676.8
3,693.1
3,685.3
3,664.3
 
 
2006
3,589.0
3,605.0
3,615.4
3,611.8
3,607.6
3,619.3
3,639.4
3,634.8
3,626.4
3,652.2
3,654.2
3,664.1
3,626.6
 
 
2005
3,537.5
3,554.0
3,563.5
3,574.2
3,567.9
3,572.3
3,605.7
3,607.5
3,589.9
3,605.4
3,597.4
3,604.7
3,581.7
 
 
2004
3,366.0
3,384.2
3,416.7
3,443.1
3,453.2
3,476.5
3,527.2
3,527.7
3,514.6
3,537.9
3,543.7
3,547.2
3,478.2
 
 
2003
3,380.2
3,394.5
3,389.7
3,384.2
3,364.6
3,365.9
3,378.9
3,368.0
3,357.1
3,374.3
3,377.0
3,377.1
3,376.0
 
 
2002
3,372.5
3,408.9
3,406.2
3,403.5
3,401.5
3,400.6
3,421.7
3,418.5
3,415.0
3,418.1
3,400.4
3,399.9
3,405.6
 
 
2001
3,482.8
3,496.8
3,502.5
3,480.0
3,462.0
3,459.6
3,497.5
3,464.5
3,451.9
3,409.6
3,401.8
3,401.6
3,459.2
 
 
2000
3,407.5
3,433.6
3,444.3
3,455.9
3,442.0
3,456.8
3,468.3
3,456.5
3,456.5
3,472.7
3,475.1
3,494.5
3,455.3
 
     
     
 

Unemployed*
(in thousands)

 
     
  Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Annual Average  
 
2018
193.4
185.6
177.8
171.6
144.5
180.1
187.4
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
2017
210.6
211.8
188.0
175.9
182.8
192.2
214.6
215.1
191.1
184.9
171.1
165.9
192.0
 
 
2016
232.1
233.1
224.8
202.0
192.2
216.0
237.5
235.3
225.5
223.7
197.0
188.1
217.3
 
 
2015
285.5
276.6
249.5
234.1
240.2
232.1
241.4
225.5
205.7
217.7
217.7
214.1
236.7
 
 
2014
339.8
350.7
333.5
284.4
299.0
297.3
316.1
301.2
269.3
274.0
272.2
252.7
299.2
 
 
2013
402.6
382.5
351.5
330.4
350.7
373.8
381.5
373.9
358.2
367.6
337.4
317.1
360.6
 
 
2012
398.9
408.3
387.3
352.6
371.1
389.4
401.1
379.4
351.2
365.7
345.2
361.5
376.0
 
 
2011
369.5
364.1
340.6
328.4
335.8
357.1
369.5
368.7
367.6
377.8
369.8
373.0
360.1
 
 
2010
414.4
408.4
395.4
377.9
363.9
368.4
385.9
375.0
361.7
362.4
363.7
345.2
376.9
 
 
2009
314.3
341.6
342.5
328.3
351.0
376.6
398.9
397.5
393.5
406.7
389.8
390.2
369.2
 
 
2008
219.0
210.2
196.4
175.2
192.5
201.8
226.0
234.9
229.4
244.0
248.5
270.8
220.7
 
 
2007
203.0
193.9
174.6
173.2
179.9
196.8
224.2
205.1
194.6
198.2
189.9
198.5
194.3
 
 
2006
210.2
219.7
200.9
192.6
184.8
186.3
211.2
189.9
172.0
168.0
174.0
167.7
189.8
 
 
2005
234.5
240.0
213.0
207.3
204.2
207.0
226.7
211.0
230.1
227.3
234.3
208.0
220.3
 
 
2004
315.9
300.0
298.9
264.6
254.5
271.1
276.4
250.8
239.0
240.5
229.7
227.7
264.1
 
 
2003
339.1
329.4
308.3
296.8
291.1
310.9
312.4
305.5
303.7
306.7
302.4
282.8
307.4
 
 
2002
303.7
303.8
303.0
291.8
279.3
285.6
297.4
287.7
277.2
300.1
312.9
315.8
296.5
 
 
2001
206.5
205.0
197.6
183.2
176.3
188.8
206.2
227.0
230.4
257.8
268.5
275.6
218.6
 
 
2000
236.5
234.8
232.8
206.1
207.6
199.6
218.0
214.2
196.5
201.7
198.9
185.6
211.0
 
     
 
Note:
*Data is preliminary and subject to revision.
 
     
     
   
     
 

Source:
NY State Department of Labor: Labor Force & Unemployment Data

 
     
Baruch College Weissman Zicklin School of Business NYCdata