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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 June 2017, private sector employment in the Hudson Valley increased by 14,000 or 1.8 percent, to 808,600. Jobs were added in educational and health services (+7,300), professional and business services (+4,100), trade, transportation and utilities (+2,400), leisure and hospitality (+1,800), and other services (+700). Job losses were centered in manufacturing (-1,400) and information (-800).

In June 2017, the region’s private sector job count reached 808,600 – a record high for the month. Private sector job growth was broad-based, with six of nine sectors recording job gains. Two sectors posted over-the-year gains of more than 3.5 percent. Professional and business services is the region’s fastest growing sector, up 3.7 percent year-over-year – its strongest June growth since 2004. Aided by a strong healthcare component, the region’s education and health services sector grew by 3.6 percent year-over-year – a continuation of strong growth experienced in the last few years.

Within the region, year-over-year, private sector job growth was fastest in Sullivan County (+2.9 percent), followed by the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area (+1.8 percent), the Dutchess-Putnam MSA (1.6 percent) and the Kingston MSA (+1.4 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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