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 Ulster County performing?
From 2001 to 2014, total jobs in Ulster County increased 4%, the same rate as Dutchess but only a quarter of Orange's 16% growth. It was also less than the 7% growth in jobs for the state (excluding NYC) and the 12% growth for the nation. The sectors that experienced the most growth were Educational Services (35%), Financial Activities (26%), and Professional and Business Services (36%). Four sectors lost jobs from 2001 to 2014, with the largest declines in Manufacturing (-41%) and Information (-48%).
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.