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?

The Mid-Hudson Valley experienced an 8.1% decrease in total jobs from 2019 to 2020, similar to the 8.3% decrease in jobs in the state (excluding NYC), but a greater decrease than the 5.4% decrease in jobs nationally. This decrease reflects the significant impact of COVID on the number of jobs in the region. Prior to the onset of COVID in 2020, the yearly change (positive or negative) in the region's total jobs averaged 1.1% per year from 2002 to 2019. The change in 2020 represents a nearly seven-fold increase in the rate of change compared to the previous two decade average.

All of the region's counties experienced significant decreases in total jobs from 2019 to 2020. Sullivan had the highest decrease at 9.3%, followed by Ulster at 8.8% and Columbia and Dutchess both with an 8.3% decline. Greene had the lowest job decline at 6.3%.

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%3.2%0.5%1.4%0.8%1.1%-0.5%-8.3%
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%1.5%1.4%0.3%-8.3%
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%1.3%0.9%-1.5%-6.3%
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%2.6%2.3%0.6%1.3%2.3%1.6%-7.6%
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%1.0%-0.6%-0.0%-7.6%
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%1.5%4.9%2.0%-9.3%
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%0.7%1.2%-1.0%-8.8%
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%0.6%1.2%0.0%-8.3%

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

Total Jobs
Columbia County29,65529,27029,70730,54730,52630,62230,86830,66030,00029,46429,80530,22130,95431,96032,10932,55732,81333,17233,00730,282
Dutchess County144,362145,830147,838151,291153,392154,465155,089154,219150,312148,391149,831149,520150,767150,116151,876151,828154,036156,191156,647143,609
Greene County18,77419,06920,12919,91220,27920,97021,66521,45320,74520,87720,82120,55820,70021,04321,07521,18421,46521,65421,32319,972
Orange County159,500162,244165,196169,043171,763173,460176,462178,240175,355175,491178,696179,054181,503186,300190,494191,558193,975198,434201,566186,160
Putnam County33,47934,23535,44436,99537,97939,05240,24240,16239,46139,16839,41439,21539,72440,50841,20141,61942,03641,79741,79038,624
Sullivan County32,88533,48833,48334,18335,02634,95835,47935,29834,53034,15933,77133,87633,72933,88634,78135,51236,03137,79538,55934,954
Ulster County84,86285,46286,61786,99187,64188,73289,79989,27387,24786,53586,14685,98686,82088,65689,29790,30490,95392,07791,16883,149
NYS (excluding NYC)5,970,8125,957,1905,990,7576,068,1696,126,1876,177,9056,285,5536,324,4846,191,0536,160,1296,248,0306,279,7576,334,8866,393,7276,460,5896,506,7386,542,9316,622,9286,625,9016,073,232

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

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