ALBANY – Ulster County had the highest rate of job loss in the Hudson Valley/Catskills in the 12 months ended in January, the State Labor Department reported Thursday. The county’s 10.6 percent decline in jobs compared to Greene County, at 3.7 percent decline, the lowest in the region.
The Dutchess-Putnam Metropolitan Division and Sullivan County each experienced a 9.9 percent loss of jobs.
The Orange-Rockland-Westchester Metro Area had 9.4 percent job loss.
Columbia County lost 9.2 percent of its jobs year over year in January.
Regionwide, the Hudson Valley lost 9.6 percent of its jobs.
Losses occurred in leisure and hospitality (-22,400); education and health services (-20,000); trade, transportation and utilities (-13,200); other services (7,400); financial activities (-3,500); manufacturing (-3,100); professional and business services (-2,900; information (-2,000); and natural resources, mining, and construction (1,700).