*Upstate defined as all counties north of the Metropolitan Commuter District, which consists of New York City; Nassau and Sudffolk on Long Island; and Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westcehster in the lower Hudson Valley

Total for upstate and downstate include apportioned shares of the “Unknown or Undefined” totals.

Note:
Total Private-Sector Employment, Statewide and Counties
First Quarter Averages by Year

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