The labor force in New York was 9,749,575 in February 2016, up from 9,706,502 in January 2016, and up from 9,643,117 one year ago in February 2015. Employment was 9,226,697 in February 2016, up from 9,178,747 in January 2016, and up from 9,038,504 one year ago in February 2015.