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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 April 2017, private sector employment in the Hudson Valley increased by 7,000 or 0.9 percent, to 788,800. Jobs were added in educational and health services (+4,700), professional and business services (+3,700), trade, transportation and utilities (+1,600), and other services (+600). Job losses were mostly centered in leisure and hospitality (-1,700), and manufacturing (-1,200).

In April 2017, the regional job market continued to expand modestly. Five of nine sectors posted job gains over the period. Job growth in the professional and business services sector continues to trend positively. Year-over-year, the sector grew by 3.4 percent – fastest year-over-year April growth since 2004. Job losses in the region’s leisure and hospitality sector continue to mount. The sector declined by 2.0 percent year-over-year in April, its sixth consecutive month of job losses. However, it’s worth noting that the losses were mostly centered in the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area, where sector losses totaled 1,900 or -3.0 percent.

Within the region, year-over-year, private sector job growth was fastest in Sullivan County (+3.1 percent), followed by the Dutchess-Putnam MSA (+1.2 percent), the Kingston MSA (+0.9 percent), and the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area (+0.8 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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