Mid-Hudson job losses below state rate

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ALBANY – Statewide job losses in November stood at 8.4 percent. The labor department reported only one area of the Hudson Valley had a higher rate of job loss – the Orange-Rockland-Westchester Metro Area had 8.7 percent.

Jobs fell the least at 1.0 percent in Greene County, also the lowest in the state.

Jobs declined in the Dutchess-Putnam Metropolitan Division by 8.3 percent in November.

Sullivan County lost 7.3 percent of its jobs, while Columbia County lost 6.0 percent of its jobs, and Ulster County jobs fell by 4.3 percent.