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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 August 2016, private sector employment in the Hudson Valley increased by 13,100 or 1.7 percent, to 796,800. Jobs were added in educational and health services (+7,100), trade, transportation and utilities (+3,900), other services (+2,000), natural resources, mining and construction (+1,000), and professional and business services (+700). Job losses were mostly centered in financial activities (-800). The government sector added 600 jobs over the period.

In August 2016, the regional job market continued its positive trend. Private sector job gains were recorded in five of nine sectors. Educational and health services remained the region’s leading job generator. Year-over-year, the sector grew by 3.7 percent or 7,100 jobs – its strongest August growth on record. Job growth was quite apparent in the region’s trade, transportation and utilities industry. The sector grew by 2.1 percent over the period – its strongest August growth since 2000.

Of the 10 labor market regions in New York State, private sector job growth in the Hudson Valley (1.7 percent) was second only to NYC (+2.4 percent). Within the region, year-over-year, job growth was fastest in the Kingston MSA (+3.4 percent), followed by the Dutchess-Putnam MSA (+2.5 percent), the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area (+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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