Friday, March 8, 2019



Sullivan County remains highest new job generator in region

ALBANY – Sullivan County, with 9.3 percent job growth in the 12 months ended in January, remained the top new job generator in the state and Hudson Valley/Catskills region, the state labor department reported.

Ulster County, with 3.5 percent job growth, came in second in the region. That was followed by Greene County with 2.8 percent growth, Columbia County with a 2.5 percent increase in jobs, the Dutchess-Putnam Metropolitan Division at 0.8 percent increase and the Orange-Rockland-Westchester Metro Area increased by 0.7 percent.

During the 12 month period, private sector jobs in the Hudson Valley increased by 8,300, or 1.1 percent, to 789,100.

Gains were largest in professional and business services (+3,900), educational and health services (+3,800), natural resources, mining and construction (+3,000, leisure and hospitality (+900), and other services (+700).

Losses were centered in trade, transportation and utilities (-3,300) and information (-500).


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