Developments in the Hudson Valley Labor Market
Private sector jobs in the Hudson Valley declined by 80,000 or 10.0 percent, to 722,700 over the year in February 2021. Losses occurred in educational and health services (-23,700), leisure and hospitality (-22,300), trade, transportation and utilities (-10,700), other services (-7,800), natural resources, mining and construction (-4,000), financial activities (-3,900), professional and business services (-3,000), manufacturing (-2,900) and information (-1,700).
The February 2021 over-the-year job losses continued to reflect the weakness in the job market prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic. At 722,700, private sector job count has reached its lowest February level since 2012. Job count in the region’s education and health services sector declined by 10.5 percent – a record low for the month.
Within the region, the Kingston MSA’s private employment sector declined the fastest year-over-year, down 10.8 percent. They were followed by the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area (-10.0 percent), the Dutchess-Putnam MSA (-9.9 percent) and Sullivan County (-8.1 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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