New York City Jobs Report for February 2018

By Paul Love March 30, 2018 at 7:22pm

Review the latest New York City-area jobs data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Employment growth in New York City

In February, New York City added 21,700 jobs (seasonally adjusted). Overall employment increased by 1.5 percent (non-seasonally adjusted) for the area from December 2016 to December 2017. New York City’s year-over-year job growth during this period was below the national average.

Unemployment rate in New York City

As of February 2018, the New York City area had an unemployment rate of 4.2 percent. Year-over-year, the area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.4 percentage point.

The state of New York had an unemployment rate of 4.6 percent in February. The national unemployment rate stood at 4.1 percent.

Wages and salaries in New York City

New York City-area wages and salaries increased by 2.4 percent for the 12-month period ending December 2017. This is below the national average, which saw a 2.8 percent increase for the same period.

Job openings in New York City

Take a look at Robert Half’s job postings in New York City and the surrounding area.  

Job candidates in New York City

Browse Robert Half’s job candidates in New York City to find top talent for your open positions.

More From the Blog...

Hot Job: 3D Animator

Interested in becoming a 3D animator? Discover what it takes to get a job in this growing field, and what 3D animator salary you can expect.

Read More

Availability Status

Let us know you're ready to work with one click.

Update My Status

Set Your Status

Click the blue button on your profile page at least once a week to keep your status set to Available.

Set Your Status

Your status will automatically change to Idle and Unknown over time, so update it weekly while you’re looking for work

Update My Status