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— From NYSDOB Sept. 30, 2022 report
Upstate New York has recent levels of job postings slightly below their 2021 peaks but well above their pre-pandemic highs. The average level of total job postings for the first seven months of 2022 is 73.6 percent above the same period in 2019. Restricting even further to those postings that specify a high school education or vocational training yields growth of 101.2 percent over the same three-year period, indicating a severe shortage of low-skill/low-wage labor.