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Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  All About the Westchester County NY Job Market
A part of the New York Metropolitan Area, Westchester County is a booming suburban county with almost one million residents. With several modes of transportation to get to and from the Big Apple, Westchester County has become ‘home’ for many of those who work in the city. Whether you check out Playland (in Rye), the country’s only government owned and operated amusement park in the country, or venture to Yonkers Raceway for a horse race and some gambling, Westchester County has a lot to offer.
This includes a positive job market: the unemployment rate in Westchester County stands at 4.4%, below the state average of 5.6%. Marsha Gordon, president of The Business Council of Westchester, said (in a quote to the Westchester County Business Journal) it is “positive news” that the area’s unemployment is so low.
An article in the Westchester County Business Journal states, “Private-sector employment in the state rose most rapidly in New York City, with a 2.4 percent increase. Among metropolitan areas, the Putnam-Rockland-Westchester region ranked third with a 1.7 percent increase in job growth.” This is a good sign for those seeking Westchester County jobs.

Industries posting job increases in the past year include:
Professional and business services: 24,600
Professional, scientific and technical services 27,700

Increases were also posted in the educational, health, construction, financial, hospitality, trade, and transportation industries.

Industries that saw decreases in employment are: Manufacturing: -15,900, nondurable goods employment -13,000, and chemical manufacturing -4,000.
Overall, Westchester County’s job market tends to mimic New York City’s, and at the moment, that is a good thing. With an unemployment rate below the state and national average, jobs in Westchester County may just be the resource you need to land your next gig.

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