For the 12-month period ending March 2018, private sector jobs in the Hudson Valley increased by 8,300 or 1.1 percent, to 786,700. Gains were largest in educational and health services (+8,200), professional and business services (+2,600), natural resources, mining, and construction (+1,000), and financial activities (+500). Losses were centered in trade, transportation and utilities (-2,100), information (-1,200), and manufacturing (-800).
Aided by strong growth in its leisure and hospitality industry, Sullivan County’s private sector employment grew the fastest, up 9.7 percent over the period. The county’s leisure and hospitality sector got a nice employment boost with the recent opening of Resorts World Catskills Casino. Employment opportunities in the sector will be enhanced with the scheduled opening of the YO1 Wellness Center in June, which is expected to employ 190 people. The second fastest private sector growth occurred in the Dutchess-Putnam MSA (+3.1 percent), followed by the Kingston MSA (+1.1 percent) and the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area (+0.4 percent).
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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