State Labor Department releases preliminary January 2015 area unemployment rates
from New York State Department of Labor
The state’s private sector job count increased by 150,800 from January 2014 to January 2015. In January 2015, the number of private sector jobs in the state was 7,733,100, an all-time high. The state’s private sector job count is based on a payroll survey of 18,000 New York employers conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.8% in January 2015, its lowest level since September 2008.
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