Ulster County Executive Mike Hein Is Pleased To Announce Positive Job Growth In Ulster County

Posted September 18, 2014

For Twelve Consecutive Months, Ulster County Outpaced The Region And State In Private Sector Growth

Kingston, NY - Ulster County Executive Mike Hein is pleased to announce that from August 2013 to August 2014, UlsterCounty surpassed the rest of the region and State in private sector job growth. For twelve consecutive months, 2014 employment gains were strongest in educational and health services, leisure and hospitality services, and professional and business services. The Kingston metro area experienced a total private sector employment growth of 2.4 percent over the past year, ranking highest in the region and second to only New York City in New York State.

“I am pleased to see positive results,” said County Executive Hein. “However the region, State and nation must remain diligent because there is still much work to do. I am hopeful that we will continue to see additional growth across all sectors in both the Kingston metro area and all of Ulster County.”

The Kingston metro area was only surpassed by New York City which experienced the highest private sector growth at 3.1 percent.  Nassau and Suffolk counties were behind Kingston at 2.1 percent. The Hudson Valley Region provided 5,800 more jobs during the past year. As of August 2014, the statewide unemployment rate has dropped from 6.6 percent to 6.4 percent.

Additional information can be found at the New York State Department of Labor website http://labor.ny.gov/stats/pressreleases/pruistat.shtm.