For the 12-month period ending October 2019, private sector jobs in the Hudson Valley increased by 10,300, or 1.3 percent, to 823,600. Gains were largest in leisure and hospitality (+5,400), educational and health services (+5,100), natural resources, mining and construction (+3,700), and financial activities (+1,300). Losses were largest in trade, transportation and utilities (-3,000), other services (-1,100), and professional and business services (-600).
The region’s private sector job count reached 823,600 in October 2019 – a record high for the month (series dating back to 1990). Two sectors posted year-over-year growth of more than 5.5 percent. Natural resources, mining and construction grew the fastest, up 6.4 percent – its strongest year-over-year October growth since 2014.
Within the region, Sullivan County’s private employment sector continued to post the strongest gains year-over-year, up 10.6 percent. The second fastest growth was recorded in the Kingston MSA (+1.6 percent), followed by the Dutchess-Putnam MSA (+1.2 percent), and the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area (+0.9 percent).
For more information, please contact:
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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