During the month of July, New York State added roughly 27,600 private sector jobs, or .03% from the previous month. Compared to the national average, which increased by .02%, New York is slightly higher.
Over the year, the state is up 411,800 jobs, or 5.4% in August 2022. In Cortland County there is a net increase of 600 jobs, or 3.6% when compared to August of this year to August of last year. This brings the total workforce in Cortland County to 17,500 private sector jobs.
The number of private sector jobs in New York State is based on a payroll survey of New York businesses conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Monthly payroll employment estimates are preliminary and subject to revision as more complete data become available the following month. The BLS calculates New York State’s unemployment rate based partly upon the results of the monthly Current Population Survey (CPS) of approximately 3,100 households in the State.