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 2018 to 2019, more than the state (excluding NYC) increase of 0.9% and similar to the national increase of 1.8%. Although the region has had fluctuating growth rates since 2002 (ranging from a high of 2% to a low of -2.1%), 2019 was the seventh consecutive increase in regional jobs since 2012.

All of the region's counties experienced job growth from 2018 to 2019 except Greene (-0.8%). Sullivan had the highest increase at 3%, followed by Orange at 2% and Putnam at 1.7%. Ulster had the lowest job growth at 0.5%.

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%0.9%
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%1.0%
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%-0.8%
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%1.2%2.3%2.0%
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%1.7%
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%3.0%
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%0.5%
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%0.5%1.2%0.9%

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

Total Jobs
Columbia County29,65529,27029,70730,54730,52630,62230,86830,66030,00029,46429,80530,22130,95431,96032,10932,55832,81433,16533,453
Dutchess County144,362145,830147,838151,291153,392154,465155,089154,219150,312148,391149,831149,520150,767150,116151,876151,827154,033156,157157,724
Greene County18,77419,06920,12919,91220,27920,97021,66521,45320,74520,87720,82120,55820,70021,04321,07521,18521,46421,65321,477
Orange County159,500162,244165,196169,043171,763173,460176,462178,240175,355175,491178,696179,054181,503186,300190,494191,698193,952198,319202,366
Putnam County33,47934,23535,44436,99537,97939,05240,24240,16239,46139,16839,41439,21539,72440,50841,20141,62042,03641,78742,505
Sullivan County32,88533,48833,48334,18335,02634,95835,47935,29834,53034,15933,77133,87633,72933,88634,78135,50936,03237,79238,927
Ulster County84,86285,46286,61786,99187,64188,73289,79989,27387,24786,53586,14685,98686,82088,65689,29790,30890,96092,06992,527
NYS (excluding NYC)5,970,8125,957,1905,990,7576,068,1696,126,1876,177,9056,285,5536,324,4846,191,0536,160,1296,248,0306,279,7576,334,8866,393,7276,460,5896,506,5026,542,0036,622,1266,680,387

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 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 Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Household Types Not Applicable
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 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 Decreasing
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 Decreasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeless Persons Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing