Private sector job growth up by 3.6 percent in Hudson Valley

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ALBANY – Private sector jobs in the Hudson Valley grew over the year in September by 3.6 percent, the State Labor Department reported on Thursday.

Gains were the greatest in leisure and hospitality, at 13,800; professional and business services, at 5,900; trade, transportation and utilities, at 5,200; education and health services, at 3,200; manufacturing, at 1,100; other services, 600; and information, at 400.

Losses were centered in financial activities, at 2,400; and natural resources, mining and construction, at 1,900.

The Orange-Rockland-Westchester Metro Area had the greatest growth, at 4.5 percent. Sullivan County followed with 3.8 percent, Columbia County at 3.2 percent, Ulster County at 2.6 percent, and Delaware County at 2.0 percent.

There was no job growth in Greene County, and the Dutchess-Putnam Metropolitan Division fell by 0.6 percent.