Job growth recorded in all but two area counties

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ALBANY – The number of
new jobs grew in October when compared to the same month last year in
the Orange-Rockland-Westchester Metro Region, Greene, Sullivan and Ulster
counties.

The highest job growth in October, according to the state labor department
on Thursday, was two percent in Orange-Rockland Westchester.
Greene and Sullivan counties each experienced one percent job growth and
Ulster jobs grew by 0.4 percent.

The Dutchess-Putnam Metro Region lost 2.2 percent of its jobs.

Private sector employment increased by 9,300, or 1.2 percent, to 778,800.

Jobs were added in educational and health services; other services; natural
resources, mining and construction; leisure and hospitality; and manufacturing.

Job losses were in financial activities; trade, transportation and utilities;
and professional and business services. The government sector shed 1,200
jobs over the period.