Hudson Valley loses over 183,000 jobs in April

ALBANY – The Hudson Valley lost 183,700 jobs, or 22.5 percent, to 631,700 in the 12-month period ending in April, the state labor department said.

The largest job losses came in the leisure and hospitality category where 55,600 people were laid off.

Trade, transportation, and utilities lost 41,100 jobs; educational and health services lost 21,300 jobs; natural resources, mining, and construction saw a drop in 19,600 jobs; while other services lost 19,100 jobs.

Professional and business services jobs fell by 16,200; manufacturing jobs fell by 7,800, and financial activities lost 2,700 jobs.

The Orange-Rockland-Westchester Metro-Area saw a job loss of 24.6 percent.

The Dutchess-Putnam Metropolitan Division saw jobs fall by 17.1 percent.

Columbia County saw 14.8 percent of its jobs dwindle.

The number of jobs in Ulster County fell by 14.3 percent.

Sullivan County lost 11.5 percent of its jobs and Greene County lost 8.4 percent of its jobs.

The labor department said the April 2020 over-the-year decline is the largest in the history of the current series that dates back to 1990 and brought private-sector job count to its lowest April level since 1994.

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