For the 12-month period ending in June 2015, private sector employment in the Hudson Valley increased by 9,000 or 1.2 percent, to 778,000. Four of nine private industry sectors gained jobs in June compared to a year ago. Jobs were added in educational and health services (+7,300), leisure and hospitality (+3,800), other services (+1,700), and professional and business services (+200). Job losses were centered in manufacturing (-1,300), financial activities (-1,100), information (-900), trade, transportation, & utilities (-600), and construction (-100). The government sector shed 700 jobs over the period.
Educational and health services, remains the region’s leading job generator. The sector grew by 3.9 percent over the year – its strongest June year-over-year growth since 1999. Of the three MSA’s in the region, the leisure and hospitality sector in Orange-Rockland-Westchester performed especially well, as its 6.1% over-the-year gain was the fastest growth in this sector on record.
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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