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Labor Statistics for the Hudson Valley Region Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties

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).


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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