For the 12-month period ending in June 2016, private sector employment in the Hudson Valley increased by 18,700 or 2.4 percent, to 803,900. Jobs were added in educational and health services (+7,700), professional and business services (+2,800), leisure and hospitality (+2,700), trade, transportation and utilities (+2,700), natural resources, mining and construction (+2,200), and other services (+2,200). Job losses were mostly centered in financial activities (-1,200). The government sector added 1,200 jobs over the period.
The job numbers came in fairly strong in June 2016. Private sector job count reached an all-time record high level at 803,900. Year-over-year, educational and health services grew by 4.0 percent or 7,700 jobs – its fastest June growth since 1999. Growth in that supersector is mostly attributed to a strong health care component. After eight consecutive months of reporting year-to-year job losses, the region’s leisure and hospitality sector rebounded nicely with a gain of 2.9 percent or 2,700 jobs.
Private sector job growth was seen throughout the region. Year-over-year, job growth was fastest in the Kingston MSA (+2.7 percent), followed by the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market (+2.5 percent), the Dutchess-Putnam MSA (+2.1 percent), and Sullivan County (+1.0 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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