Hudson Valley Employment up 2.4% in Year. Record Number of Jobs in Private Sector (803,900)

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 WPCNR ECONOMIC NOTES. From the New York State Department of Labor. Jul 25, 2016:
For the 12-month period ending in June 2016, private sector employment in the Hudson Valley increased by 18,700 or 2.4 percent, to 803,900.
Jobs were added in educational and health services (+7,700), professional and business services (+2,800), leisure and hospitality (+2,700), trade, transportation and utilities (+2,700), natural resources, mining and construction (+2,200), and other services (+2,200).  Job losses were mostly centered in financial activities (-1,200).  The government sector added 1,200 jobs over the period.
The job numbers came in fairly strong in June 2016.  Private sector job count reached an all-time record high level at 803,900.
Year-over-year, educational and health services grew by 4.0 percent or 7,700 jobs – its fastest June growth since 1999.  Growth in that supersector is mostly attributed to a strong health care component.
After eight consecutive months of reporting year-to-year job losses, the region’s leisure and hospitality sector rebounded nicely with a gain of 2.9 percent or 2,700 jobs.
Private sector job growth was seen throughout the region.  Year-over-year, job growth was fastest in the Kingston MSA (+2.7 percent), followed by the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market (+2.5 percent), the Dutchess-Putnam MSA (+2.1 percent), and Sullivan County (+1.0 percent).

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