ALBANY – Greene County had the largest job growth in the region, percentage-wise in the 12-month period ended in March at 2.1 percent.
Ulster County, at two percent, came in second, followed by Columbia County at 1.9 percent growth, and the Orange-Rockland-Westchester Metropolitan Division at 0.8 percent. Sullivan County jobs were stagnant with no growth.
The Dutchess-Putnam Metropolitan Division dropped slightly, by 0.1 percent.
Region-wide, the state labor department reported a 0.9 percent job growth in the 12-month period with jobs increasing by 6,800.
Jobs growth was experienced in educational and health services; professional and business services; natural resources, mining and construction; and other services. There were job losses in manufacturing, information and financial activities. The government sector shed 600 jobs over the period.