For the 12-month period ending in May 2015, private sector employment in the Hudson Valley increased by 4,900 or 0.6 percent, to 768,700. Four of nine private industry sectors gained jobs in May compared to a year ago. Jobs were added in educational and health services (+5,000), leisure and hospitality (+1,500), other services (+1,500), and professional and business services (+1,200). Job losses were centered in natural resources, mining and construction (-1,500), information (-1,000), financial activities (-900), and manufacturing (-700). The government sector shed 1,000 jobs over the period.
Educational and health services, remains the region’s leading job generator. The sector grew by 2.6 percent over the period – its strongest May year-to-year growth in 16 years. Growth in the Orange-Rockland-Westchester area’s ambulatory and healthcare services is particularly strong.
Special Interest to the Hudson Valley Region:
For more information, please contact:
NYS Department of Labor
120 Bloomingdale Rd., Room 218
White Plains, NY 10605
Phone: (914) 997-8798
Fax: (914) 997-4107
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