Developments in the Hudson Valley Labor Market
Private sector jobs in the Hudson Valley rose by 25,900 or 3.6 percent, to 753,600 over the year in September 2021. Gains were greatest in leisure and hospitality (+13,800), professional and business services (+5,900), trade, transportation and utilities (+5,200), educational and health services (+3,200), manufacturing (+1,100), other services (+600) and information (+400). Losses were centered in financial activities (-2,400) and natural resources, mining and construction (-1,900).
Private sector job growth continued to be broad-based, with seven of nine sectors adding jobs for the 12-months through September 2021. Two sectors posted year-over-year job gains of at least 5.5 percent. Job counts in the region’s professional and business services sector have been trending upward, with six consecutive months of year-over-year gains. Year-over-year in September 2021, the sector grew by 5.5 percent – a record high for the month.
Within the region, the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area’s private employment sector grew the fastest year-over-year, up 4.5 percent. The second fastest growth was recorded in Sullivan County (+3.8 percent), followed by the Kingston MSA (+2.6 percent). The Dutchess-Putnam MSA was the only area that declined over the period – down 0.6 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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