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 Orange County performing?
Total jobs in Orange County increased 19% from 2001 to 2015, the largest increase within the Mid-Hudson Valley (Dutchess and Ulster were at 5 and 6%, respectively), and greater than overall increases across the state (excluding NYC) (8%) and the nation (15%). Among sectors that employ the greatest share of workers, the largest rate increases from 2001 to 2015 were in Professional and Business Services (45%), Health Care and Social Assistance (43%) and Financial Activities (38%).
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.