The 10 Hottest Job Markets In New York For 2020

Kathy Morris
by Kathy Morris
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Anticipating a job hunt in 2020?

If so, you might be nervous about the state of your local job market or curious how it stacks up to rival cities. Cities in the same state can have dramatically different job markets. Job hunting in one part of the state can be a piece of cake, while in another city it can be a herculean task to just land an interview.

Here at Zippia, we love math (and jobs!), so we delved into the data to determine where in 2020 it was easiest to find a job in New York.

Here are the ten hottest job markets in New York.

There you have it, folks- the ten cities where it was easiest to get a job in New York. Keep reading for a more detailed breakdown of how we reached these results. Your city not in the top 10? Keep scrolling to see where it landed on the full list.

How we determined the best job markets in New York

We used the most recent Census American Community Survey to pull data for the main New York metro areas. We only looked at cities with a working civilian population above 5,000.

While unemployment rate can tell you a lot about the local job market, it is simply one metric and job markets are complex entities. We opted to take a more in-depth look at the best job market in New York.

Each metro-area was ranked 1-to-84 in four categories:

  • Unemployment Rate
  • Change In Unemployment Rate
  • Household Income Change
  • Current Average Household Income

The lower the score in each category the better. For example, the Hamburg village area had the lowest unemployment rate at 1.9%, earning it the #1 spot for unemployment rate. The four ranked categories were then averaged together to produce our final list. The final list ranks the 84 metro areas from 1-to-84. Once again, the lower the score, the stronger the job market.

1. Rye

Rye, NY

Unemployment Rate: 3.91%
Average Income: $297,011

2. Harrison village

Source: Public Domain

Unemployment Rate: 6.27%
Average Income: $219,222

3. Scarsdale village

Source: Public Domain

Unemployment Rate: 2.27%
Average Income: $452,041

4. Mount Kisco village

Source: Public Domain

Unemployment Rate: 4.26%
Average Income: $118,572

5. Lake Grove village

Source: Public Domain

Unemployment Rate: 2.36%
Average Income: $129,981

6. Massapequa Park village

Source: Public Domain

Unemployment Rate: 4.05%
Average Income: $143,924

7. Dobbs Ferry village

Source: Public Domain

Unemployment Rate: 4.82%
Average Income: $203,781

8. Floral Park village

Source: Public Domain

Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Average Income: $138,852

9. Babylon village

Source: Public Domain

Unemployment Rate: 2.56%
Average Income: $151,755

10. Tarrytown village

Source: Public Domain

Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Average Income: $164,107

MEASURING THE BEST JOB MARKETS In New York

You might be reading this and thinking, ‘Hey, I live in Hamburg village and have been unemployed for months- this can’t be right!’ That’s entirely possible.

While Hamburg village and the surrounding metro area have the hottest job market in New York, personal finances can be, well, personal. Education, work experience, and occupation all play a big role in securing a job. However, overall, job seekers in Hamburg village will have an easier time than those in cities near the bottom of the list.

Detailed List Of The Hottest Job Markets In New York

Rank Place Unemployment Rate Average Income
1 Rye 3.91% $297,011
2 Harrison Village 6.27% $219,222
3 Scarsdale Village 2.27% $452,041
4 Mount Kisco Village 4.26% $118,572
5 Lake Grove Village 2.36% $129,981
6 Massapequa Park Village 4.05% $143,924
7 Dobbs Ferry Village 4.82% $203,781
8 Floral Park Village 3.6% $138,852
9 Babylon Village 2.56% $151,755
10 Tarrytown Village 4.5% $164,107
11 Mamaroneck Village 5.29% $159,722
12 Hamburg Village 1.87% $99,989
13 Rockville Centre Village 3.36% $158,149
14 Garden Village 3.68% $224,916
15 Mineola Village 1.98% $117,146
16 Kenmore Village 3.01% $73,993
17 Lynbrook Village 4.67% $122,708
18 Port Chester Village 6.7% $92,434
19 Haverstraw Village 7.47% $82,170
20 East Rockaway Village 5.41% $127,724
21 New Rochelle 6.44% $128,046
22 Valley Stream Village 6.41% $118,281
23 Westbury Village 4.89% $125,135
24 Woodbury Village 5.79% $138,858
25 Depew Village 4.77% $68,412
26 Ossining Village 4.31% $98,190
27 Freeport Village 4.79% $95,913
28 Saratoga Springs 5.11% $111,822
29 Cortland 3.81% $57,974
30 Canandaigua 4.37% $79,822
31 Long Beach 4.76% $118,276
32 Rome 4.59% $63,321
33 Lindenhurst Village 5.11% $101,785
34 Hempstead Village 4.31% $80,076
35 Patchogue Village 4.45% $90,357
36 Ithaca 6.37% $57,961
37 Beacon 6.08% $98,284
38 Glen Cove 3.08% $110,014
39 White Plains 5.9% $127,131
40 Lancaster Village 4.04% $69,856
41 New York 6.92% $97,647
42 Spring Valley Village 7.45% $69,285
43 Tonawanda 3.82% $59,642
44 Corning 5.87% $67,813
45 Oswego 11.35% $60,735
46 Plattsburgh 4.68% $58,647
47 Kingston 7.67% $64,090
48 Albany 6.86% $64,982
49 Suffern Village 4.38% $100,440
50 Batavia 4.68% $58,904
51 Yonkers 7.31% $87,293
52 West Haverstraw Village 7.86% $85,849
53 Watertown 5.87% $52,792
54 Troy 8.18% $57,191
55 Mount Vernon 8.02% $77,284
56 North Tonawanda 5.63% $67,472
57 Middletown 2.56% $69,389
58 Peekskill 7.25% $75,500
59 Syracuse 10.21% $53,081
60 Auburn 8.16% $54,622
61 Mastic Beach Village 6.2% $82,201
62 Glens Falls 6.99% $62,562
63 Cohoes 7.54% $60,081
64 Lockport 6.63% $58,356
65 Johnson Village 5.6% $55,304
66 Schenectady 9.15% $57,639
67 Oneonta 8.15% $59,892
68 Dunkirk 8.3% $47,535
69 Utica 10.43% $53,307
70 Geneva 7.85% $53,385
71 Buffalo 7.62% $52,943
72 Amsterdam 10.02% $50,986
73 Endicott Village 9.92% $48,944
74 Niagara Falls 7.55% $51,835
75 Elmira 8.07% $47,386
76 Watervliet 4.9% $55,194
77 Rochester 11.33% $49,768
78 Olean 6.25% $56,499
79 Poughkeepsie 10.58% $60,763
80 Binghamton 10.93% $49,798
81 Lackawanna 6.5% $47,902
82 Newburgh 9.08% $53,772
83 Jamestown 7.71% $43,827
84 Gloversville 8.91% $49,189
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