For the 12-month period ending in October 2017, private sector employment in the Hudson Valley increased by 8,300 or 1.0 percent, to 804,700. Jobs were added in educational and health services (+4,700), trade, transportation and utilities (+1,600), professional and business services (+1,500), financial activities (+1,400), and other services (+1,300). Meanwhile, job losses were centered in manufacturing (-900), information (-600), and natural resources, mining and construction (-500).
In October 2017, the region’s private sector employment grew by 1.0 percent year-over-year, compared with a gain of 1.2 percent over the same period last year. Two sectors posted an over-the-year growth of more than 3.0 percent. Educational and health services remained the region’s leading job generator – up 2.2 percent or 4,700 jobs. Job growth in the afore-mentioned supersector is attributed to strength in the health care and social assistance subcomponent. In the Orange-Rockland-Westchester area, health care and social assistance added 3,400 jobs over the period.
Private sector job growth was spread throughout the region. Job growth was fastest in Sullivan County (+2.9 percent), followed by the Kingston MSA (+1.7 percent), the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area (+1.0 percent), and the Dutchess-Putnam MSA (+0.7 percent).
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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