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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 December 2017, private sector employment in the Hudson Valley increased by 11,500
or 1.4 percent, to 807,800. Jobs were added in educational and health services (+4,800), trade, transportation and utilities (+4,500), natural resources, mining and construction (+2,100), other services (+1,400), and financial activities (+500). Job losses were centered in information and leisure and hospitality – both decreased by 700 jobs.

In December 2017, the region’s private sector job count continued its positive trend with a growth of 1.4 percent year-over-year, its strongest December growth in 3 years. For the second consecutive month, job growth in the trade, transportation and utilities sector was impressive, up 2.3 percent over the period – strongest December year-to-year growth since 2004.

Among the state’s 10 labor market regions, the Hudson Valley region’s private sector growth rate of 1.4 percent was second only to that of New York City (+1.7 percent). Within the region, job growth was fastest in Sullivan County (+3.5 percent), followed by the Dutchess-Putnam MSA (+3.0 percent), the Kingston MSA (+2.3 percent), and the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area (+1.0 percent).

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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