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Cities & States

Kings County
Population: 2,595,259
Queens County
Population: 2,301,139
New York County
Population: 1,629,507
Suffolk County
Population: 1,501,373
Bronx County
Population: 1,428,357
Nassau County
Population: 1,354,612
Westchester County
Population: 967,315
Erie County
Population: 921,584
Monroe County
Population: 749,356
Richmond County
Population: 472,481

New York

State of New York Demographics

Located in the BLS New York-New Jersey region, the Empire State’s primary economic driver historically is New York City, the world’s financial capital. Job growth in the leisure and hospitality sectors confirms New York City’s status as a national and international shopping and tourist destination. New York is also known for agricultural products such as dairy, apples, cherries, cabbages, and maple syrup. New York’s economy will continue to be challenged by slow population growth and a sizable state debt burden. (Source: FY 2016 Executive Budget: Economic and Revenue Outlook)

The latest employment scorecard for the State of New York for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. New York has a positive employment scorecard, with labor force growth of 1.28 percent, a labor force participation rate increase of 0.6 percent, and a slightly declined unemployment rate, which dropped 0.1 percent to 4.8 percent. You can view what jobs are available in New York, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

New York Demographics

View more New York demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of New York below. More employment information for the State of New York and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.

Based on 2013 statistics, the healthcare and social assistance sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by government and government enterprises; retail trade; professional and technical services; and finance and insurance, respectively. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)

Below is a profile of key demographics, courtesy of Merritt Research Services, LLC.

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Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
2.62% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in New York

Directory of Counties in New York

New York Unemployment Data
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