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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 December 2019, private sector jobs in the Hudson Valley increased by 2,200, or 0.3 percent, to 818,700. Gains were largest in leisure and hospitality (+4,600), educational and health services (+4,200), financial activities (+1,900), and natural resources, mining and construction (+600). Losses were largest in trade, transportation and utilities (-5,000), professional and business services (-1,600), other services (-1,500), and manufacturing (-800). 

The region’s private sector job growth has slowed down considerably in December 2019. At 0.3 percent, it’s the smallest year-over-year December growth since 2009. Nevertheless, some sectors continued to post strong gains. Aided by strength in its tourism industry, the region’s leisure and hospitality sector grew by 5.1 percent – its strongest year-over-year December growth since 2001. 

Within the region, Sullivan County’s private employment sector continued to post the strongest gains year-over-year, up 7.1 percent. The second fastest growth was recorded in the Kingston MSA (+1.2 percent), followed by the Dutchess-Putnam MSA (+0.7 percent). The Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area declined by 0.1 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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