Overview of Hudson with river and bridge

Labor Statistics for the Hudson Valley Region

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

Developments in the Hudson Valley Labor Market

For the 12-month period ending April 2023, the private sector job count in the Hudson Valley rose by 11,900, or 1.5 percent, to 798,000.  Gains were centered in leisure and hospitality (+6,600), private education and health services (+5,700), natural resources, mining and construction (+2,300) and other services (+800).  Employment losses were focused in professional and business services (-1,000), information (-800), trade, transportation and utilities (-800), manufacturing (-700) and financial activities (-200). 

The region’s private sector job count, 798,000, was the highest April employment count since 2019.  Two sectors posted over-the-year growth of at least 4.0 percent.  Job growth in the region’s natural resources, mining and construction sector continued to trend upward.  Year-over-year in April 2023, the sector grew by 4.0 percent, to reach 59,700 – its highest April employment count on record.

Within the region, the Kingston MSA’s private employment sector grew the fastest year-over-year, up 2.5 percent.  The second fastest growth was recorded in the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area (+2.0 percent), followed by Sullivan County (+0.4 percent).  The Dutchess-Putnam Metropolitan Division declined by 1.3 percent over the period.


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
Email: [email protected]