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Comptroller notes impact of nonprofits on economy

Comptroller notes impact of nonprofits on economy

 

ALBANY — Nonprofit organizations account for 14% to 28% of private-sector employment in Capital Region counties, the state Comptroller’s Office reported Tuesday.

The information was part of a report that showed New York state has the most nonprofit jobs of any state and the third-highest as a percentage of the private-sector workforce.

Over 81% of nonprofit jobs are in health care, education and social assistance in New York state.

The report found New York nonprofits had a workforce of 1.4 million in 2017, more than 11% of the 12.5 million nonprofit jobs nationwide.

The following list shows number of nonprofit jobs, percentage of private-sector workforce and average annual nonprofit wage in Capital Region and nearby counties in 2017:

  • Albany 41,279 23.9% $49,463
  • Fulton 3,198 23.6% $39,032
  • Montgomery 3,328 19.6% $41,684
  • Rensselaer 11,634 28.2% $48,316
  • Saratoga 10,752 14.5% $37,285
  • Schenectady 11,567 21.6% $40,294
  • Schoharie 1,237 19.8% $29,242 
  • Warren 6,282 18.4% $41,348
  • Washington 1,402 13.6% $33,063
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