Change in Total Jobs
What does this measure?
The growth or decline in total jobs, shown as a percentage gain or loss from the previous year.
Why is this important?
Job growth is a key indicator of economic health and vitality and reveals whether and by how much an economy is expanding.
How is Ulster County performing?
Total jobs increased by 1.9% in Ulster County from 2013 to 2014, compared to increases of 0.9% the state (excluding NYC), 2.5% for Orange, and 1.9% for the nation; Dutchess saw a loss of 0.5% of the same period. 2014 was the second consecutive year in which total jobs increased in Ulster County, with the highest growth over the last fifteen years coming in 2000, at 2.6%.
Notes about the data
County employment is reported by place of work, not place of residence. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter.