Chautauqua County gained one other 1,600 jobs previously month, in line with state Labor Division statistics.
Non-public-sector employment elevated from 44,700 jobs in April to 46,300 in Could. However, that doesn’t imply Chautauqua County is again to pre-pandemic ranges.
In Could 2019, the final comparable yr, non-public sector employment in Chautauqua County was 41,000 jobs in comparison with 36,200 in Could 2021, which implies the county has nonetheless misplaced 12% of the roles it had earlier than the pandemic.
The county had 8,900 manufacturing jobs in Could 2019, a quantity that has decreased to eight,000 as of Could 2021. Commerce, transportation and utilities additionally has but to get better to pre-pandemic ranges, dropping from 8,500 jobs in Could 2019 to 7,700 in Could 2021. Schooling and well being providers, which doesn’t embrace public faculties, had 8,300 complete jobs in Could 2019 and, regardless of features over the previous yr, has nonetheless misplaced 900 jobs from pre-pandemic ranges.
Likewise, the leisure and hospitality business in Chautauqua County has practically doubled the variety of jobs from Could 2020 to Could 2021 (2,700 to five,100) however has but to get better to the Could 2019 degree of 5,700 jobs.
Chautauqua County’s expertise is comparable to what’s occurring statewide, in line with E.J. McMahon, founder and director of the Empire Heart for Public Coverage.
McMahon wrote in a weblog put up on Thursday that New York’s job loss final spring was worse than the nationwide common (23% in New York for April 2020 in comparison with 15% nationally). New York has recovered about half of the roles it misplaced, with McMahon noting New York continues to be about 825,000 jobs under its employment degree in Could 2019.
“This week’s lifting of most COVID-related restrictions on business operations and gatherings ought to increase New York’s progress prospects,” McMahon wrote. “Nevertheless, even when the state retains steadily including non-public payroll jobs at Could’s tempo, non-public employment in New York received’t get better to the February 2020 degree till April 2025. Even regular month-to-month employment progress at twice the Could price received’t produce a full non-public jobs restoration till the spring of 2023. Nationally, against this, continued progress on the Could price would result in a full employment restoration by the summer season of 2022. Even when all U.S. job features sluggish to half the Could tempo, non-public employment nationally shall be again on the pre-pandemic peak by the summer season of 2023.”