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 2024, the private sector job count in the Hudson Valley rose by 9,300, or 1.2 percent, to 813,800.  Gains were centered in private education and health services (+9,800), leisure and hospitality (+2,400), financial activities (+900) and other services (+400). Employment losses were focused in professional and business services (-2,200), trade, transportation and utilities (-1,100), manufacturing (-500) and information (-300).

The region’s private sector job count reached 813,800 in April 2024 – its highest April employment count in five years.  While the over-the-year picture remained positive, job growth is less broad-based.  Four sectors added jobs for the 12 months through April 2024 while five lost jobs.  Private education and health services remained the region’s leading jobs generator. Year-over-year in April 2024, the sector climbed 4.5 percent to reach 229,400 – its highest employment count on record, regardless of month.

Private sector job growth was spread throughout the region.  Year-over-year, Sullivan County posted the strongest gains, up 4.6 percent.  They were followed by the Kingston MSA (+2.2 percent), the Dutchess-Putnam Metropolitan Division (+1.3 percent), and the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market area (+0.9 percent).


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]