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 2015.
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 5% from 2001 to 2015, similar to Ulster (6%) but lower than the rate in Orange County (19%), the state (excluding NYC) (8%), and the region and nation (both 15%). Among sectors that employ the greatest share of workers, the largest increases from 2001 to 2015 were in Leisure and Hospitality (41%) and Financial Activities (34%). The Trade, Transportation, and Utilities and Government sectors had losses of 12% and 11%, respectively, over the same time period.
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.