For the 12-month period ending May 2018, private sector jobs in the Hudson Valley increased by 10,100, or 1.3 percent, to 811,600. Gains were largest in educational and health services (+6,200), natural resources, mining, and construction (+2,800), professional and business services (+2,300), leisure and hospitality (+1,600), other services (+400), and financial activities (+200). Losses were centered in trade, transportation and utilities (-1,500), information (-1,000), and manufacturing (-900).
The region’s private sector job count, 811,600, was the highest for any month since the current series started in January 1990. The over-the-year picture remained positive, with six sectors adding jobs for the 12 months through May 2018 while only three lost jobs. At 1.3 percent in May, over-the-year job growth was the fastest for any month this year.
Private sector job growth was spread throughout the region. Year-over-year, Sullivan County posted the strongest gains, up 9.8 percent. They were followed by the Dutchess-Putnam MSA (+2.6 percent), the Kingston MSA (+1.4 percent), and the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area (+0.7 percent). This is the fourth straight May in which Sullivan County’s over-the-year job growth has outpaced all other areas in the Hudson Valley Region, the state and the nation.
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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