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Labor Statistics for the Hudson Valley Region Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties

Private sector jobs in the Hudson Valley declined by 73,700 or 9.0 percent, to 749,200 in the 12 months ending November 2020. Job losses were centered in leisure and hospitality (-29,700), trade, transportation and utilities (-10,300), professional and business services (-8,700), educational and health services (-8,600), other services (-6,800), manufacturing (-4,000), financial activities (-2,900), and natural resources, mining and construction (-2,400).

The November 2020 over-the-year job losses continue to reflect the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. At 749,200, private sector job count has reached its lowest November level since 2011. Meanwhile, the over-the-month change – a gain of 8,000, continues to reflect the reopening of the economy. The historical average over-the-month change between October and November is a gain of 2,300.

Within the region, the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area’s private employment sector declined the fastest year-over-year, down 9.3 percent. They were followed by the Dutchess-Putnam MSA (-9.0 percent), Sullivan County (-7.3 percent), and the Kingston MSA (-5.3 percent).

Special Interest to the Hudson Valley Region


For more information, please contact:
Johny Nelson
NYS Department of Labor
120 Bloomingdale Road, Room 218
White Plains, NY 10605
Phone: (914) 997-9571
Fax: (914) 997-4107
E-mail: [email protected]



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