Hudson Valley jobs up over three percent

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ALBANY – Hudson Valley private sector jobs were up 3.3 percent in the year ending in October, the State Labor Department announced on Thursday. That translates to 24,400 new jobs for a total of 764,100.

The largest gains were in leisure and hospitality (+14,400); professional and business services (+6,300); trade, transportation and utilities (+3,100); educational and health services (+2,900); manufacturing (+1,100); other services (+1,100); and information (+400).

Job losses were centered on natural resources, mining and construction (-3,500); and financial activities (-1,400).

Sullivan County posted the strongest gains at 4.4 percent job growth.

The Orange-Rockland-Westchester Metro Area posted gains of 4.1 percent.

Delaware County had a 3.0 percent job growth, Ulster County posted gains of 2.8 percent, Columbia County gained 2.0 percent job growth, the Dutchess-Putnam Metropolitan Division had a slight decrease of 0.08 percent while Greene County had no job growth.