Private sector jobs in the Hudson Valley declined by 74,800 or 9.2 percent, to 741,700 over the year in December 2020. Job losses were greatest in leisure and hospitality (-32,900), educational and health services (-10,900), professional and business services (-8,800), trade, transportation and utilities (-7,600), other services (-7,500), manufacturing (-3,700), and financial activities (-3,300).
The December 2020 over-the-year job losses continue to reflect the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. At 741,700, private sector job count has reached its lowest December level since 2010. The Covid-19 pandemic continued to wreak havoc on the region’s leisure and hospitality sector. Year-over-year in December 2021, the sector declined by 36.2 percent – a record low for the month.
Within the region, the Dutchess-Putnam MSA’s private employment sector declined the fastest year-over-year, down 10.0 percent. They were followed by the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area (-9.4 percent), Sullivan County (-8.2 percent), and the Kingston MSA (-5.2 percent).
For more information, please contact:
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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