May 16 2018
Employment/Workforce, General

Area Has One of Northeast’s Smallest Pay Gaps for Women Working Full-Time

Women working full-time in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) face the smallest pay gap in upstate New York and the fourth smallest in the Northeast. Even more, those working in the local management, utilities and manufacturing sectors are closest to earning as much – if not more – than their male counterparts, according to

May 16 2018
Employment/Workforce

Capital Region’s Unemployment Rate Returns to No. 1 in NYS

CEG intensifies efforts to boost employment by tapping talent from inside and outside the region The Capital Region in 2017 reclaimed its standing as having the lowest unemployment rate in New York, tying the Long Island region. At 4.4 percent, the eight-county region’s unemployment rate was its ninth lowest in the last 18 years, according

May 16 2018
Employment/Workforce

Success Story: Talent Connect Expanding Representation of CEG Investors at Career Fairs

With both the regional and national economies running at full employment and intensifying the competition for talent, the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is aggressively expanding its efforts to attract highly skilled workers to the Capital Region. This year CEG’s Talent Connect program is quintupling the number of career fairs throughout the Northeast that it

May 11 2018
Employment/Workforce, News

KeyBank Business Boost & Build Program, Powered by JumpStart, Awards $110K to Center for Economic Growth, Community Loan Fund and Excelsior Growth Fund to Fund Collaboration in New York’s Capital Region

PR Newswire Program awards grants across Upstate New York to help economic development organizations connect with small businesses in underrepresented communities ALBANY, N.Y., May 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the KeyBank Business Boost & Build program, powered by JumpStart, awarded $110,000 to the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) in collaboration with two other Capital Region nonprofits,

April 17 2018
Employment/Workforce

Region’s Minority Unemployment Rate Drops

The region’s black unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in years. In 2016, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a black unemployment rate of 12.5 percent, compared to 13.8 percent the previous year. Recently, that rate had climbed as high as 15.9 percent in 2013 according to a Center for Economic Growth

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