October 17 2019
Employment/Workforce, Population Health Technology, Regional/County Profiles

Which States and Counties Are Sending the Most People to the Capital Region?

Tech and Navy hubs are major contributors to region’s population A county containing a large U.S. Navy base in South Carolina and two more counties with major tech hubs in Arizona and Massachusetts are sending more population “flows,” or movers, to the Capital Region than any other outside of New York, according to a Center

September 16 2019
Employment/Workforce

Wage Growth in Albany and Saratoga Counties

Both Albany and Saratoga counties are regularly outperforming the majority of large U.S. counties when it comes to the growth of average weekly wages, according to a Center for Economic Growth Analysis of new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage Growth Performance In Q1 2019, Albany County’s average annual weekly wage was $1,142,

August 15 2019
Creative/Agriculture/Food, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region’s “Gig” Economy Grows

Boosted by the introduction of ridesharing to upstate, as well as a stronger real estate market and creative economy, the Capital Region’s ranks of independent contractors increased by 5.4 percent between 2013 and 2017. The economic impact of these mostly self-employed or freelance workers, also referred to as “nonemployer establishments,” grew even more, increasing by

May 31 2019
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce, News

Capital Region High School Grad Employment Highest in More than 17 years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2019 400 students to graduate from Capital Region BOCES on June 4, many have jobs lined up ***Soon-to-be-employed graduates available for interview*** ALBANY, NEW YORK – As the Capital Region’s high school seniors prepare for graduation, those planning to directly enter the labor force will find a private sector more

May 10 2019
Employment/Workforce

Capital Region’s Unemployment Rate Reaches 18-Year Low

The Capital Region averaged an unemployment rate 3.8 percent last year – the lowest annual rate since 2001. That also continued a trend that has been playing out for more than a quarter of a century in which the eight-county region’s rate has registered below the nation’s, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG)

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