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 Ulster County performing?
From 2001 to 2015, total jobs in Ulster County increased 6%, similar to the increases in Dutchess (5%) and the state (excluding NYC) ( 8%), but still much less than the growth rate of 19% in Orange and 15% nationally. Among sectors that employ the greatest share of workers, the largest rate increases from 2001 to 2015 were in Professional and Business Services (37%), Financial Activities (36%) and Leisure and Hospitality (24%), while Government (-6%) and Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (-2%) had decreases.
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.