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 the region performing?
Total jobs in the region increased by 15% from 2001 to 2015, on par with the national increase and almost double than the statewide (excluding NYC) increase of 8%. Among sectors that employ the greatest share of workers, the largest rate increases from 2001 to 2015 were in Financial Activities (36%), Leisure and Hospitality (32%) and Professional and Business Services (30%). Government, with a loss of 4%, had the only decrease among the largest sectors.
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.