Hudson Valley continues to lose jobs

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ALBANY – For the 12-month period ending June 2020, private sector job count in the Hudson Valley fell by 133,700 or 16.2 percent, to 692,500.

The Orange-Rockland-Westchester Metro Area saw a 17.2 percent job loss. The Dutchess-Putnam Metropolitan Division had 14.3 percent fewer jobs.

Jobs fell by 14.2 percent in Columbia County, by 11.3 percent in Sullivan County, by 10.4 percent in Greene County, and by 10.2 percent in Ulster County.

Job losses were greatest in leisure and hospitality (-52,200); trade, transportation and utilities (-25,500); professional and business services (-14,000); other services (-13,600); education and health services (-12,500); natural resources, mining and construction (-8,400: manufacturing (-5,200); and financial activities (-1,800).

At 692,500, private sector job count has reached its lowest June level since 1997.