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Table 18.IV

New York City (NYC)
Average Employment and Unemployment Data

 
     
 

Unemployment Rate
(in percents)

 
  Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec  
 
2014
8.1%
8.6%
8.3%
7.4%
7.7%
 
 
2013
9.7%
9.2%
8.6%
8.2%
8.6%
8.9%
9.1%
8.8%
8.5%
8.7%
8.0%
7.5%
 
 
2012
9.9%
9.9%
9.5%
8.8%
9.3%
9.7%
10.0%
9.5%
8.9%
9.1%
8.7%
8.9%
 
 
2011
9.4%
9.1%
8.7%
8.4%
8.6%
9.0%
9.4%
9.3%
9.3%
9.5%
9.2%
9.2%
 
 
2010
10.5%
10.3%
10.0%
9.6%
9.4%
9.5%
9.8%
9.5%
9.2%
9.2%
9.1%
8.8%
 
 
2009
7.8%
8.4%
8.5%
8.2%
8.9%
9.4%
9.9%
9.9%
9.9%
10.1%
9.8%
9.9%
 
 
2008
5.3%
4.6%
4.7%
4.4%
4.8%
5.1%
5.6%
5.9%
5.8%
6.1%
6.4%
6.9%
 
 
2007
5.2%
4.9%
4.5%
4.4%
4.6%
5.0%
5.7%
5.2%
4.8%
4.9%
4.6%
4.7%
 
 
2006
5.6%
5.6%
5.4%
5.1%
4.8%
4.9%
5.6%
4.9%
4.5%
4.4%
4.5%
4.3%
 
 
2005
6.3%
6.3%
5.6%
5.5%
5.5%
5.5%
6.0%
5.5%
5.9%
5.8%
6.0%
5.5%
 
 
2004
8.5%
7.9%
8.0%
7.1%
6.8%
7.3%
7.4%
6.7%
6.5%
6.4%
6.0%
6.0%
 
 
2003
9.0%
8.8%
8.3%
8.1%
8.0%
8.4%
8.5%
8.3%
8.3%
8.2%
7.9%
7.5%
 
 
2002
8.2%
8.1%
8.2%
8.0%
7.7%
7.8%
8.2%
7.9%
7.6%
8.1%
8.3%
8.4%
 
 
2001
5.6%
5.6%
5.5%
5.2%
5.0%
5.3%
5.8%
6.3%
6.4%
7.0%
7.3%
7.5%
 
 
2000
6.5%
6.4%
6.3%
5.6%
5.7%
5.4%
6.0%
5.9%
5.5%
5.6%
5.4%
5.1%
 
     
 

Labor Force
(in thousands)

 
  Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec  
 
2014
4,060.6
4,094.0
4,108.6
4,065.3
4,094.4
 
 
2013
4,049.0
4,050.0
4,033.3
4,026.2
4,044.1
4,060.2
4,099.3
4,075.0
4,057.0
4,059.0
4,048.2
4,037.7
 
 
2012
3,989.9
4,014.9
4,010.6
3,985.7
4,005.8
4,019.9
4,057.4
4,021.3
4,007.3
4,044.1
4,020.1
4,028.2
 
 
2011
3,933.8
3,942.4
3,942.5
3,927.8
3,930.9
3,931.5
3,975.1
3,974.5
3,963.7
3,990.1
3,983.6
3,983.1
 
 
2010
3,965.4
3,978.4
3,978.9
3,977.1
3,952.5
3,947.2
3,989.0
3,975.6
3,944.2
3,944.1
3,934.1
3,925.8
 
 
2009
3,934.5
3,965.4
3,960.9
3,955.3
3,956.1
3,977.2
4,024.8
4,002.6
3,960.7
3,974.2
3,963.6
3,946.5
 
 
2008
3,897.2
3,882.4
3,901.8
3,892.9
3,885.9
3,907.5
3,960.0
3,949.7
3,918.5
3,947.2
3,952.7
3,956.4
 
 
2007
3,839.8
3,848.1
3,850.8
3,828.4
3,825.9
3,852.3
3,915.1
3,879.8
3,858.2
3,877.1
3,889.6
3,886.8
 
 
2006
3,786.2
3,807.4
3,810.3
3,792.5
3,776.1
3,797.6
3,856.6
3,826.6
3,786.8
3,818.4
3,828.3
3,832.6
 
 
2005
3,711.7
3,736.2
3,727.5
3,726.8
3,719.9
3,732.2
3,793.4
3,775.4
3,767.4
3,797.2
3,801.1
3,793.0
 
 
2004
3,741.4
3,741.7
3,746.7
3,714.9
3,691.5
3,728.6
3,776.8
3,744.8
3,709.1
3,730.7
3,730.8
3,735.9
 
 
2003
3,750.3
3,762.6
3,742.5
3,722.6
3,693.3
3,712.6
3,736.6
3,716.9
3,693.2
3,711.3
3,714.3
3,704.9
 
 
2002
3,706.1
3,742.7
3,747.0
3,726.9
3,706.7
3,712.1
3,753.6
3,732.9
3,711.4
3,738.8
3,732.4
3,743.8
 
 
2001
3,664.2
3,676.1
3,680.6
3,658.2
3,626.1
3,639.8
3,690.8
3,676.8
3,663.4
3,693.1
3,701.3
3,716.2
 
 
2000
3,658.4
3,681.8
3,695.8
3,668.5
3,643.7
3,651.1
3,690.4
3,680.7
3,633.5
3,659.0
3,659.4
3,668.6
 
     
 

Unemployed
(in thousands)

 
  Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec  
 
2014
327.6
350.3
340.7
299.6
315.3
 
 
2013
394.0
372.0
347.6
329.2
346.1
362.5
373.3
359.5
345.7
354.6
322.8
304.8
 
 
2012
393.3
395.9
381.6
351.8
373.1
388.4
405.3
380.8
355.6
369.3
349.5
359.1
 
 
2011
369.9
358.4
341.9
330.6
339.3
353.8
371.7
368.3
367.3
377.1
365.6
365.0
 
 
2010
415.1
408.0
399.0
379.9
373.3
373.6
389.8
379.4
364.8
363.8
359.7
346.1
 
 
2009
305.9
334.4
336.9
324.7
352.4
374.8
399.2
398.0
391.5
402.6
387.7
390.5
 
 
2008
206.0
176.7
181.6
171.9
188.1
199.3
222.2
232.0
225.5
239.0
252.2
272.9
 
 
2007
201.8
190.8
174.3
170.5
178.6
193.1
222.1
202.3
187.8
192.2
183.3
186.3
 
 
2006
213.6
214.3
204.4
191.5
179.9
187.4
217.6
188.7
170.8
167.6
172.2
165.7
 
 
2005
232.0
234.2
209.5
205.5
203.2
204.8
227.5
207.2
223.0
220.9
227.0
208.1
 
 
2004
317.0
295.8
298.7
264.7
251.3
273.2
280.6
250.9
241.3
237.2
222.9
225.7
 
 
2003
337.9
331.0
311.9
301.5
294.1
311.9
319.3
307.8
307.2
302.8
294.9
279.7
 
 
2002
304.5
303.0
307.8
299.7
285.5
290.9
307.0
294.2
281.1
302.4
310.2
315.9
 
 
2001
206.1
207.5
201.2
190.9
181.6
193.1
213.0
232.9
235.1
258.2
269.8
279.5
 
 
2000
237.2
234.0
233.4
206.5
208.6
198.2
221.1
217.6
199.9
203.8
198.6
188.8
 
     
 

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

 

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