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Labor Statistics for the Hudson Valley Region Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties

For the 12-month period ending in April 2015, private sector employment in the Hudson Valley increased by 4,500 or 0.6 percent, to 757,800 – the slowest year-over-year growth this year. Four of nine private industry sectors gained jobs in April compared to a year ago. Jobs were added in educational and health services (+5,100), leisure and hospitality (+1,800), other services (+1,200), and professional and business services (+500). Jobs were lost in manufacturing (-1,500), natural resources, mining, and construction (-800), information (-700), financial activities (-600), and trade, transportation and utilities (-500). The government sector shed 1,000 jobs over the period.

The Kingston metro area (+1.3 percent), led the region with the fastest rate of growth in private sector employment, followed by the Orange-Rockland-Westchester metro area (+0.7 percent), Sullivan County (+0.6 percent). The Dutchess-Putnam metro area (-0.2 percent), was the only area in the region that experienced a decline in private sector jobs.

Special Interest to the Hudson Valley Region:

For more information, please contact:
John Nelson
NYS Department of Labor
120 Bloomingdale Rd., Room 218
White Plains, NY 10605
Phone: (914) 997-8798
Fax: (914) 997-4107
E-mail: Johny.Nelson@labor.ny.gov

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