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 Dutchess County performing?
Total jobs increased by 1.4% in Dutchess County from 2014 to 2015. This was the smallest increase compared to the nation (2.2%), region (1.8%), Orange (2.3%) and Ulster (1.6%), but an improvement from the decline of -0.5% from 2013 to 2014. Similar to the other regional counties, Dutchess has had fluctuating growth rates since 2000, ranging from a high of 3.4% to a low of -2.4%.
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.