Ulster tops region in June job growth

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ALBANY – Ulster County had the highest percentage of job growth in the region when comparing June 2014 to this June.
With a 2.1 percent increase in jobs, Ulster tops the Orange-Rockland-Westchester Metro Division with its 1.4 percent increase. Sullivan County jobs grew by one percent while Columbia County jobs grew by six-tenths of one percent.
Greene County had no job growth and the Dutchess-Putnam Metro Division lost three-tenths of one percent of jobs. 
For the 12-month period ending in June, private sector employment in the region increased by 9,000 or 1.2 percent, to 778,000.
Jobs were added in educational and health services; leisure and hospitality; other services; and professional and business services.  Job losses were centered in manufacturing; financial activities; information; trade, transportation and utilities; and construction.  The government sector shed 700 jobs.