Employment Data

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
January 4.2% 5.0% 6.2% 7.4% 8.8% 8.9%
February 4.2% 5.0% 6.0% 7.6% 8.3% 9.1%
March 3.6% 4.70% 5.4% 7.1% 7.6% 8.5%
April 3.4% 4.2% 5.0% 6.1% 7.1% 7.9%
May 3.7% 4.0% 5.1% 6.4% 7.6% 8.3%
June 3.9% 4.5% 4.9% 6.4% 8.0% 8.6%
July 4.3% 4.9% 5.0% 6.6% 8.0% 8.8%
August 4.4% 4.8% 4.6% 6.3% 7.9% 8.3%
September 4.4% 4.7% 4.3% 5.7% 7.7% 7.6%
October 4.3% 4.6% 4.5% 5.8% 7.9% 7.9%
November 4.1% 4.7% 5.9% 7.3% 7.6%
December 3.8% 4.5% 5.5% 6.8% 7.9%
Average 4.5% 5.0% 6.4% 7.7% 8.3%

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
January 48.9 58.0 72.2 84.3 99.6 99.6
February 49.6 58.5 70.5 87.5 94.0 102.2
March 42.9 55.5 62.8 82.3 85.5 96.1
April 40.6 49.5 58.3 69.6 80.6 96.1
May 43.9 46.4 59.0 73.7 85.7 87.7
June 46.1 52.8 57.2 73.3 91.5 93.0
July 52.5 56.9 57.7 76.2 91.9 97.0
August 53.0 56.0 53.6 72.1 90.0 99.1
September 52.5 54.7 49.7 65.6 87.3 85.4
October 51.4 53.5 52.6 67.4 90.3 89.7
November 48.0 54.3 68.5 83.6 85.6
December 44.1 52.6 63.0 77.2 89.5
Average 52.8 58.4 73.6 88.1 93.4

Source: NYS Department of Labor: Labor Statistics