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 3% increase in total jobs from 2020 to 2021, similar to the jobs in the state (excluding NYC) and nationally. This increase reflects a recovery from a pandemic-related decline of 4.9% in the previous year. 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.

All of the region's counties experienced increases in total jobs from 2020 to 2021. Orange had the highest increase at 4.1%, followed by Sullivan at 4% and Putnam at 3.5%. Columbia had the smallest increase in total jobs, at 1.8%.

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
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%0.1%-5.8%3.0%

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

Total Jobs
NYS (excluding NYC)5,970,8125,957,1905,990,7576,068,1696,126,1876,177,9056,285,5536,324,4846,191,0536,160,1296,248,0306,279,7576,334,8866,393,7276,460,5896,506,7386,542,8796,623,1486,626,5626,245,2476,435,480

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
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Spending for County Government Increasing
Tourism Revenue Increasing
Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Decreasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Economic Background Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Economic Background 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 Decreasing
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
Veterans Living in Poverty Decreasing
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Decreasing
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Decreasing
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Not Applicable
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Not Applicable
Babies with Low Birth Weights Increasing
People Living wth HIV Increasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Increasing
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Cost of Renting Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing
Domestic Violence Decreasing