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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 August 2020, the private sector job count in the Hudson Valley fell by 98,300, or 12.0 percent, to 720,700. Job losses were greatest in leisure and hospitality (-41,300), trade, transportation and utilities (-14,900), professional and business services (-13,000), other services (-9,500), educational and health services (-7,100), natural resources, mining and construction (-5,600), manufacturing (-4,400), and financial activities (-2,000).

The August 2020 over-the-year job losses continue to reflect the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. At 720,700, private sector job count has reached its lowest August level since 1999.

Within the region, the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area’s private employment sector declined the fastest year-over-year, down 12.7 percent. They were followed by Sullivan County (-12.4 percent), the Dutchess-Putnam MSA (-10.5 percent), and the Kingston MSA (-6.9 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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