Annual Change in Total Jobs

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Annual Change in Total Jobs

What does this measure?

The growth or decline in total jobs, shown as a percentage gain or loss from the previous year.

Why is this important?

Job growth is a key indicator of economic health and vitality and reveals whether and by how much an economy is expanding.

How is the region performing?

Total jobs increased by 1.4% in the Mid-Hudson Valley from 2016 to 2017, more than the state (excluding NYC) increase of 0.9% and similar to the national increase of 1.4%. Although the region has had fluctuating growth rates since 2002 (ranging from a high of 2% to a low of -2.1%), 2017 was the fifth consecutive increase in regional jobs since 2012.

All the region's counties experienced job growth from 2016 to 2017. Sullivan had the highest increase at 1.8%, followed by Dutchess at 1.7% and Putnam at 1.6%. Columbia had the lowest job growth at 0.4%.

Notes about the data

County employment is reported by place of work, not place of residence. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter.

Annual Change in Total Jobs
Columbia CountyN/A-1.3%1.5%2.8%-0.1%0.3%0.8%-0.7%-2.2%-1.8%1.2%1.4%2.4%3.3%0.5%1.4%0.4%
Dutchess CountyN/A1.0%1.4%2.3%1.4%0.7%0.4%-0.6%-2.5%-1.3%1.0%-0.2%0.8%-0.4%1.2%-0.0%1.7%
Greene CountyN/A1.6%5.6%-1.1%1.8%3.4%3.3%-1.0%-3.3%0.6%-0.3%-1.3%0.7%1.7%0.2%0.5%1.1%
Orange CountyN/A1.7%1.8%2.3%1.6%1.0%1.7%1.0%-1.6%0.1%1.8%0.2%1.4%2.7%2.3%0.7%1.4%
Putnam CountyN/A2.3%3.5%4.4%2.7%2.8%3.0%-0.2%-1.7%-0.7%0.6%-0.5%1.3%2.0%1.7%1.0%1.6%
Sullivan CountyN/A1.8%-0.0%2.1%2.5%-0.2%1.5%-0.5%-2.2%-1.1%-1.1%0.3%-0.4%0.5%2.6%2.1%1.8%
Ulster CountyN/A0.7%1.4%0.4%0.7%1.2%1.2%-0.6%-2.3%-0.8%-0.4%-0.2%1.0%2.1%0.7%1.1%1.0%
NYS (excluding NYC)N/A-0.2%0.6%1.3%1.0%0.8%1.7%0.6%-2.1%-0.5%1.4%0.5%0.9%0.9%1.0%0.7%0.9%

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Notes: Rate is percentage change from previous year

Total Jobs
Columbia County29,65529,27029,70730,54730,52630,62230,86830,66030,00029,46429,80530,22130,96031,98232,14332,59432,737
Dutchess County144,362145,830147,838151,291153,392154,465155,089154,219150,312148,391149,831149,520150,767150,142151,872151,811154,368
Greene County18,77419,06920,12919,91220,27920,97021,66521,45320,74520,87720,82120,55820,70221,05021,08921,20421,447
Orange County159,500162,244165,196169,043171,763173,460176,462178,240175,355175,491178,696179,054181,504186,318190,540191,790194,559
Putnam County33,47934,23535,44436,99537,97939,05240,24240,16239,46139,16839,41439,21539,72440,51041,19241,60042,281
Sullivan County32,88533,48833,48334,18335,02634,95835,47935,29834,53034,15933,77133,87633,72633,88734,78535,50836,147
Ulster County84,86285,46286,61786,99187,64188,73289,79989,27387,24786,53586,14685,98686,81688,65989,27990,28291,160
NYS (excluding NYC)5,970,8125,957,1905,990,7576,068,1696,126,1876,177,9056,285,5536,324,4846,191,0536,160,1296,248,0306,279,7576,334,8866,394,7486,461,2476,507,3136,565,904

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Maintaining
Teen Pregnancy Decreasing
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Juvenile Delinquency Intakes Decreasing
Bullying at School Decreasing
Average Charitable Giving Increasing
Voter Registration Rate Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Total Population Increasing
Population by Age Decreasing
Population by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Household Types Increasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Spending for County Government Increasing
Tourism Revenue Increasing
Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Student Group Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Student Group Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Decreasing
Plans of High School Graduates Increasing
Education Levels of Adults Increasing
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Median Household Income Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Seniors Living in Poverty Decreasing
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Maintaining
Veterans Living in Poverty Maintaining
Economically Disadvantaged Students Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Maintaining
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Increasing
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Maintaining
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Domestic Violence Increasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Babies with Low Birth Weights Maintaining
People Living wth HIV Decreasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Increasing
Violent Crimes Decreasing