For the 12-month period ending in April 2016, private sector employment in the Hudson Valley increased by 17,600 or 2.3 percent, to 785,900. Jobs were added in educational and health services (+6,600), natural resources, mining and construction (+6,300), other services (+2,900), trade, transportation and utilities (+2,200), and professional and business services (+1,400). Job losses were mostly centered in leisure and hospitality (-1,000). The government sector added 1,500 jobs over the period.
In April 2016, the region’s private sector employment continued to expand, growing by the 2.3 percent over the year. Educational and health services and natural resources, mining, and construction were the region’s leading job generators. Combined, they accounted for close to 75 percent of all job gains in the private sector.
Private sector job growth was spread throughout the region. Year-over-year, the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area posted the strongest growth, up 2.5 percent – its strongest April growth since 1999. They were followed by the Kingston MSA (+2.4 percent), and the Dutchess-Putnam MSA (+1.6 percent). Sullivan County remained unchanged over the period.
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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