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 Orange County performing?
Total jobs in Orange County increased 16% from 2001 to 2014, the largest increase of the counties in the Mid-Hudson Valley (Dutchess and Ulster both at 4%) and greater than the 7% increase for the state (excluding NYC) and the 12% increase for both the region and nation. The fastest growing sectors over that period were Natural Resources and Mining (45%), Health Care (35%), and Financial Activites (33%). Two sectors lost jobs - Information jobs fell by 17% and Manufacturing by 16%.
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.