Developments in the Hudson Valley Labor Market
Private sector jobs in the Hudson Valley rose over the year by 72,200, or 10.6 percent, to 754,000 in June 2021. The largest gains were in leisure and hospitality (+28,900), trade, transportation and utilities (+18,400), educational and health services (+11,200), professional and business services (+9,200), other services (+3,800), natural resources, mining and construction (+1,500), and manufacturing (+1,400). Job losses were centered in financial activities (-2,400).
The June 2021 over-the-year job gains continued to reflect the reopening of the economy as more pandemic-related restrictions around businesses are lifted. Year-over-year, the region’s leisure and hospitality sector grew the fastest, up 52.9 percent or 28,900 jobs. While the region’s leisure and hospitality sector has regained a large portion of the jobs lost, it remains 19,200, or 18.7 percent below the pre-pandemic levels of June 2019.
Within the region, Sullivan County’s private employment sector grew the fastest year-over-year, up 14.4 percent. The second fastest growth was recorded in the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area (+11.1 percent), followed by the Kingston MSA (+9.9 percent), and the Dutchess-Putnam MSA (+7.6 percent).
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NYS Department of Labor
120 Bloomingdale Road, Room 218
White Plains, NY 10605
Phone: (914) 997-9571
Fax: (914) 997-4107
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