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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 March 2016, private sector employment in the Hudson Valley increased by 19,000 or 2.5 percent, to 773,600. Jobs were added in natural resources, mining and construction (+7,900), educational and health services (+6,500), other services (+3,000), professional and business services (+2,900), and trade, transportation and utilities (+800). Job losses were centered in leisure and hospitality (-1,900), and manufacturing (-500). The government sector added 1,300 jobs over the period.

In March 2016, the region’s private sector employment continued to expand, as evidenced by the 2.5 percent year-over-year growth. Job growth in natural resources, mining and construction remained strong, with a growth rate of 17.1 percent – its fastest March growth on record (dating back to 1991). With a slew of multi-million dollar projects at various stages of development, job growth in that sector will likely continue to trend positively.

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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