Labor Statistics for the Hudson Valley Region Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties
For the 12-month period ending in April 2013, private sector employment in the Hudson Valley Region increased by 10,200 or 1.4 percent. Employment gains were strongest in trade, transportation and utilities (+4,400), followed by educational and health services (+2,900), leisure and hospitality (+2,800), professional and business services (+2,700), and other services (+900). Meanwhile, job losses were centered in information (-1,300), natural resources, mining and construction and manufacturing – both down 800 jobs respectively, and financial activities (-600). The government sector shed 3,200 jobs over the year.
The regional economy continued to expand in April 2013. Private sector job growth was spread throughout the region. Percentage wise, the Kingston MSA posted the strongest job growth (+2.7 percent); followed by the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown MSA (+2.3 percent); and the Putnam-Rockland-Westchester labor market area (+1.0 percent). Sullivan County (-0.5 percent) was the only area in the region that experienced a decline in private sector job count.
Overall, regional private sector job growth is broad-based, with more industries reporting job gains than losses. Trade, transportation and utilities, up 2.5 percent year-to-year in April, is the region’s leading job generator. It added 4,400 jobs - its strongest job growth in 2 years. The supersector benefited from strong hiring in retail trade, as the latter accounted for more than 90 percent of the overall gains.
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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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