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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 July 2016, private sector employment in the Hudson Valley increased by 16,500 or 2.1 percent, to 802,600. Jobs were added in educational and health services (+7,400), other services (+3,500), trade, transportation and utilities (+2,500), professional and business services (+2,000), leisure and hospitality (+1,800), and natural resources, mining and construction (+1,300). Job losses were mostly centered in financial activities (-1,100), and information (-500). The government sector added 900 jobs over the period.

In July 2016, the regional job market continued its positive trend. Private sector job count totaled 802,600 – a record high for the month. Job growth in the private is broad based, with six of nine sectors reporting job gains. Educational and health services remained the region’s leading job generator. Year-over-year, the sector grew by 3.9 percent or 7,400 jobs, accounting for close to 50 percent of all jobs gained in the private sector. It’s worth noting that most of the aforementioned growth is attributed to a strong health care component.

Of the 10 labor market regions in New York State, private sector job growth in the Hudson Valley (2.1 percent) was second only to NYC (+2.6 percent). Within the region, year-over-year, job growth was fastest in the Kingston MSA (+3.3 percent), followed by the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area (+2.2 percent), the Dutchess-Putnam MSA (+1.4 percent), and Sullivan County (+0.9 percent).

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

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