NY’s Orange-Rockland-Westchester Region Sees Record Job Growth in November

The tri-county labor market region of Orange, Rockland, and Westchester in New York saw a record-high job growth at 4.1 percent in November, according to state labor department analyst Johny Nelson.

Compared to last November, the region added 24,200 jobs.

The two sectors that had the most growth are health services and hospitality, Nelson said.

Of 8,700 jobs added in the health services sector, four out of five are in ambulatory health care services and social assistance.

According to the definitions of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, social assistance consists of relief services (such as food and housing,) child daycare services, senior services, disability services, and others.

The hospitality sector added 5,800 jobs.

Nelson told The Epoch Times that one sector he was particularly excited about was the natural resources, mining, and construction, which added 3,800 jobs compared to last November.

“Despite fears of continued rent and interest rate hikes, that sector remained vibrant, with an 8.8 percent increase year over year,” Nelson added.

On the other hand, the financial activities sector suffered the most job losses, at 1,400.

As for the seven-county Hudson Valley region, it saw 3.6 percent growth in jobs in November, compared to 2 percent statewide and nationwide.

Within the valley, Sullivan County had the highest job growth rate at 6.8 percent, followed by the Orange-Rockland-Westchester labor market.

The tri-county region accounts for 87 percent of the total jobs added in the valley.

The New York State Department of Labor publishes monthly jobs data based on a joint federal-state survey of participating businesses.

The survey excludes self-employment workers, agricultural workers, unpaid family workers, and domestic workers employed by private households.

Cara Ding

Cara is an Orange County, New York-based Epoch Times reporter. She can be reached at cara.ding@epochtimes.com

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