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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 in February 2015, private sector employment in the Hudson Valley increased by 9,000 or 1.2 percent, to 742,500. The job picture in the private sector continues to be mixed, with growth recorded in four of the nine sectors. Four sectors posted year-to-year gains of at least 2.0 percent. Job growth was strongest in the educational and health services sector (+6,400). Gains were also recorded in professional and business services (+2,000), natural resources, mining and construction (+1,700), and other services (+1,600). Job losses were largest in manufacturing (-900), information (-700) and trade, transportation and utilities (-500).

Although the regional job market continues to expand, private sector job growth in the Hudson Valley lags that of the state (+2.0 percent) and the nation (+2.8 percent). Overall, private sector employment growth occurred throughout the region. Job growth was fastest in the Kingston metro area (+1.6 percent), the Orange-Rockland-Westchester metro area (+1.4 percent), Sullivan County (+0.6 percent) and the Dutchess-Putnam metro area (+0.4 percent).

Special Interest to the Hudson Valley Region:

For more information, please contact:
John Nelson
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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