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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 February 2020, the private sector job count in the Hudson Valley decreased by 4,400, or 0.6 percent, to 793,500. Growth was centered in educational and health services (+4,000), and financial activities (+600). Losses were mostly centered in natural resources, mining and construction (-4,300), trade, transportation and utilities (-1,500), other services (-1,400), leisure and hospitality (-1,100), and manufacturing (-600).

The regional job market continued to show some weakness in February 2020. Only three sectors added jobs for the 12 months through February 2020 while six reported job losses. Natural resources, mining and construction posted the fastest decline – down 7.7 percent over the period. It’s important to note that most of those losses were centered in the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area where that sector declined by 10.1 percent, shedding 4,400 jobs.

Within the region, Sullivan County’s private employment sector continued to post the strongest gains year-over-year, up 4.5 percent. The second fastest growth was recorded in the Kingston MSA (+1.5 percent), followed by the Dutchess-Putnam MSA (+0.6 percent). The Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area declined by 1.1 percent over the period.

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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