Employment by Sector
What does this measure?
The net growth or decline in jobs by sector, shown as a percentage gain or loss from 2001 to 2014.
Why is this important?
Job growth by sector is a key indicator of economic vitality and reveals how the structure of industry and the composition of employment in the region are changing.
How is Dutchess County performing?
Total jobs in Dutchess County increased 4% from 2001 to 2014, the same rate as Ulster but lower than the rate in Orange County (16%), New York State (excluding NYC) (7%), and the region and nation (both 12%). On a sector basis, the largest percentage growth over that period occurred in Financial Activities (33%), Educational Services (44%), and Leisure and Hospitality (35%). Six sectors lost jobs from 2001 to 2014, with the largest declines coming in Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (-14%), Information (-21%), and Manufacturing (-45%).
Notes about the data
County employment estimates are reported by place of work, not place of residence. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter.